NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY
    When George H.W. Bush was preparing a run for president, he asked a friend to suggest key issues for his campaign.  He understood most issues, but sought top policies to highlight. Time magazine reported that his friend advised him to take time off, “to figure out… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Lynn Plourde is my favorite children’s book author. She captured me years ago with A Merry Moosey Christmas in which the reindeer take the night off and moose pull Santa’s sled. Lynn has written more than 20 kids’ books and her latest, At One In a… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    Did you know that Maine played a significant role in the production of gunpowder during the Civil War? I discovered this bit of history while walking on a beautiful trail in Gorham. Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    By the time we reached Fish River Checkpoint at the edge of the North Maine Woods, we’d already been driving for hours. Maine is a giant state, and it seems that the more I explore it, the bigger it gets. Deep in the woods of northern… Read More
    OFFUGO...
    In this edition: 1) Learn to ski and shoot in Fort Kent. 2) Take a spin on your mountain bike or test your map and compass skills in Fort Kent. 3) Go for a group hike in Presque Isle. Plus lots more!… Read More
    FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE
    It was a privilege to learn about important World War II naval history from my brother in law, William L’Heureux, 92, who lives in Longmeadow, Mass. We were fortunate to hear, first hand, about his participation in World War II, during his recent visit to Maine. Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    The Maine football team is getting set to battle Central Michigan this weekend. This is their second straight game against an FBS opponent, or “Big Boy” program. Maine is 1-0 against the bigger schools already this year as they came from 21-0 down… Read More
    HE SAID IT RIGHT
    "As a society, we need to decide on what we believe the 'burden of proof' to be in the court of public opinion. Because relying on an accusation alone is not a good place to be, and making decisions based on high school yearbooks isn’t any better." Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    MDI restaurant owner touts marijuana treatment as kinder to crustaceans. —News Item… Read More
    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
    If you are like many people, your resume hasn’t seen a significant amount of change in years. You may have diligently updated it with new accomplishments or positions, but the basic document is still the same as it was the day you first typed it up. As the… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    The definition of grief is deep sorrow, but not all people feel it when a significant person in their life dies. They may feel relief, sadness about what never was, shame, anger, guilt, or nothing at all. In part four of Living with Grief, we talk about such feelings and what is called disenfranchised grief. Read More
    PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS
    It’s my favorite time of year! I love when the leaves begin to turn, the temperatures finally cool, and the Common Ground Fair begins! Last year, I wrote about how overwhelming the Common Ground Fair can be for beginners. It’s easy to see… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I’m inspired by a Mainer in a wheelchair who shot a 300+ pound bear this fall. This fellow is in the same ALS support group as me, and I love to hear his hunting stories. He hunted out of Camel… Read More
    SWIM, BIKE & MOTIVATE
      So I think I got Lost…… So, yah, it’s like been months since this runner, mother, triathlete, pretend writer has written anything. I didn’t lose my fire, I didn’t lose my drive, I didn’t lose the constant monologues going through my head that I think would be… Read More