MAINE AT WAR
    Published by Ezekiel Holmes, the weekly Maine Farmer would not seem a good source for Civil War research. However, Holmes often published soldiers’ correspondence not found in other sources, thus providing war-related details unavailable elsewhere. Researching the… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    Published by Ezekiel Holmes, the weekly Maine Farmer would not seem a good source for Civil War research. However, Holmes often published soldiers’ correspondence not found in other sources, thus providing war-related details unavailable elsewhere. Researching the… Read More
    DAVID FARMER
    My mother, Louise Farmer, died in October 2015, but she was gone a long time before that. She had Alzheimer’s disease – a cruel bastard that robs people of their memories and their lives. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    A friend recently loaned me a book of amazing stories from the Rangeley region, focused on the Megantic Fish and Game Club. Most of the stories are from the 1800s. One that shocked me was this: googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    THE DRIVE
    By Mark Paulette, I will maintain, and argue with anyone who thinks otherwise, that last year’s Red Sox team was not likable. They were uber successful. They far exceeded expectations. But they were not likable. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    STIRRING THE POT
    The theory of efficient markets, when applied beyond financial markets, is proposed by those who bridle against government regulation of business.  Their idea is that markets will punish bad behavior of individual firms or even whole industries and thus create incentives for firms to produce goods and services… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on how far you choose to paddle, the weather conditions and how far from shore you venture. On a windy day, the waves and wind will generally be stronger the farther you paddle from shore, and this will make paddling more… Read More
    ACT OUT WITH AISLINN
    Difficulty: Easy to moderate, depending on how far you choose to paddle, the weather conditions and how far from shore you venture. On a windy day, the waves and wind will generally be stronger the farther you paddle from shore, and this will make paddling more… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    I hate being a hypocrite. As a therapist and as a coach, I am highly motivated to practice what I preach. Today has been a great day. It’s also been a day in which I bore witness to a lot of suffering and experienced a… Read More
    LIFE DOWNEAST
    A friend of mine visiting Downeast for the first time mentioned shortly after arriving that he noticed a drastic change in the air and in the light. Paraphrasing, he commented, “The air is tinged with the scent of salt, and the light is brighter. Everything here seems so… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Linda and I once went on a whale watching adventure out of Campobello Island, and we saw many whales. We got so close to one, that when it blew, the water drenched all of us in the back of the boat! We also boated right up… Read More