CATCHING HEALTH
    As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, including in Maine and the rest of the United States, the information we receive can sometimes be misleading and/or confusing. That's why it's important to get it from a trusted source. One of mine is Dr. Dora Anne Mills. Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    As they are in so many cities right now, the streets and sidewalks in San Francisco are nearly deserted. People living there have been under a stay-at-home order since March 16. My brother Patrick is one of them. He shares how he has been doing so far. Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has published a wonderful series of columns telling us about lots of ways we can help our fish, wildlife, birds, and other critters. You can access those columns here: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    THE UNREALIZED REPUBLIC
    Three weeks into the Solitary Spring of 2020, after the unpredictable lows of social distancing and the unexpected exhaustion of distance learning have set in, some unsettling trends are taking hold. I can understand on some levels what is happening. Robert Sapolsky’s book about human… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    Americans like to believe we all unite to fight an external threat. But it’s not true in the COVID-19 crisis. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length;… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    An increase in moose permits is proposed by DIFW, all in northern Maine. Here are the numbers.   googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) {… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    We all have our own ways of coping with the isolation, fear and anxiety, uncertainty, stress, you-name-it feelings that we are all experiencing these days. For Anne Strout, it's going into her studio and creating art. Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    There is a scene in the movie “Independence Day” when President Whitmore and senior leaders take refuge in Area 51. They meet the wild-eyed Dr. Brackish Okun, who had spent years studying the alien’s technology. Okun was enthused; the arrival of extraterrestrials turned… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I loved Irene Drago’s first novel, and have been looking forward to her new book, The Maine Point, published by Maine Authors Publishing. It’s really good. There is a lot of things I like about Irene’s novels, including that they are set in real Maine places,… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    Google has a cool app that translates languages. I’ve joked for years now that I’m going to create apps that translate codependency, active addiction, early recovery, depression, and anxiety. I pay huge attention to the language people use – the euphemisms we employ and the beautiful lies… Read More
    THE GLOCAL
    One of the structural adjustments that resulted from the globalization of the market was the establishment of regional economic trade blocs designed to expand the consumer market, strengthen business capabilities and reduce the production costs of international businesses.  New complex supply chains emerged among trade bloc members, as… Read More