JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    3 From Waaaaaay Downtown From: The Unnamed Source The “Unamed Source” is famous in media circles these days. This one in particular works in local sports media, but for any number of reasons, wants to stay anonymous. Patriotic Summer Reading List… Read More
    FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT
    Ashley L. Conti | BDN Yesterday, Congressman Bruce Poliquin launched his first television attack ad against Jared Golden, his opponent. As the ad fades in, you hear a typical doom-and-gloom voice speaking over a video of Golden jogging in a US… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    U.S. Senator Angus King was on a 2018 motorcycle tour of Maine this past weekend. King’s popularity is a hurdle for his challengers. Read More
    PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?
    Children at Camp Don Bosco, Fayette, Maine, 1952. Image: Lewiston Daily Sun, July 2, 1952 In the late 19th century, progressives and other reform-minded Americans pushed the benefits of the great outdoors to children in the nation’s cities. The impulse to bring city… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
      Given that I have ALS and expect to be in a wheelchair soon, Mitch Sturgeon’s book, Enjoying the Ride, was inspiring. At the age of 35, Mitch’s mother broke her neck and was paralyzed. The family, which lived in Lincoln, Maine, was told… Read More
    JEFF SOLARI'S SPORTS CHOWDAH
    Us grownups often wonder why kids don’t play pick up games anymore in neighborhood yards or fields. “When I was a kid” is how we start sentences about how we played basketball every night all winter. We found ways to put together baseball or touch… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    In addition to an ever growing assortment of aches and pains, aging comes with at least a few benefits. For me, one has been the time to experiment with writing professionally. After retiring from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), I began exploring writing opportunities in earnest. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    What do you when there is a necessary life change you don't want? Do it anyway. Read More
    LIFE SIMPLIFIED
    Simplify your life by eliminating the irrelevant.  I think of it as the “low hanging fruit”. Decisions so simple they don’t take any effort. :-)… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
      Peter Lowell, the long-time leader of the Lakes Environmental Association, is leading an ambitious project to expand our protection of Maine waters. I attended one of their meetings and was impressed with the participants and discussion. During that meeting, which focused mostly on invasive plants,… Read More
    GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
    The trend is clear. This year is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest on record. “It’s not a wake-up call anymore,” said Cynthia Rosenzweig, who runs the climate impacts group at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.  — News Item… Read More
    ACADIA ON MY MIND
    The Acadia to Katahdin Virtual Race Medals are in! Whether you love hiking Acadia's 26 peaks or Katahdin, or are in training for the Mount Desert Island Marathon & Half or Millinocket Marathon & Half - or just love seeing a Google Street View photo of one of those real-life places pop up as you enter your walking, hiking or running miles in the virtual race course for the day - you, too, can earn this special medal. Made by the same company that makes the Boston and MDI Marathon medals, it features a raised profile of the Bubbles and Katahdin. Read More