CATCHING HEALTH
    Grandparents everywhere are trying to meet the challenge of social distancing. Not easy when all you want to do is scoop them up in your arms and give them a hug. Here's a little inspiration on how you can stay safe during the pandemic and still connect. Read More
    MAINE MORSELS
    Fairy shrimp appear as if by magic as the ice leaves vernal pools. Scoop a few and watch their feathery gills in motion. Read More
    PINE TREE POLITICS
    In any crisis, we triage the issues we are facing, and our reactions proceed in relatively predictable ways. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. In the short term, we respond to the most urgent problems before we do anything else. That means that virtually all of… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    From Interstate 295, the Cathance River in Topsham appears to be a docile, meandering coastal stream. Hidden from view in a remote area are about two miles of cataracts and exciting whitewater rapids. More than three decades ago, the whitewater community “discovered” this little paddling… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    There’s a certain clarity that develops in a crisis. Old rules – that seemed so important to protecting the public order, to good business practices, to the rules of commerce – all of a sudden get tossed out and we adapt to new ways of doing… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    A photograph reportedly taken in August 1865 shows soldier patients inside Ward K at Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C. During the war, patients deemed sufficiently healthy to rejoin their units would be summoned forth from hospitals. Nurse Louisa May Alcott described one such… Read More
    NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    We have three branches of government – legislative, executive and judicial. Except we don’t. The coronavirus killed one. 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
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Looking for fishing tips and other info for your fishing area? Here it is, from DIFW. https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/fishing-resources/fishing-report.html 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
    INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING
    Here is a look at what it is like to be trained by a WILCOX trainer via Zoom. Hard to imagine that it was less than 2 weeks ago that we pivoted our business to be 100% online. It really does feel like I am right in the gym with Katie for a normal training session! Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    If you had to guess, when do you think we’ll see sports resume in our country? In a time with so many bigger challenges, it might not be the most pressing question out there. But this is a sports blog and to us sports fans it’s a legit… Read More
    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