Bangor senior Aislyn Tkacs resigned herself to the fact that the pandemic had turned all her plans upside-down. Among the events she wouldn’t experience: senior prom.
“Shouldn’t we begin teaching them now that sometimes work — and school — can wait? Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should,” Sarah Smiley writes.
Instead of moving forward and away from a shared horrific experience, we are moving toward one, wondering when it will hit.
My son would come home for sure, but something was gone just the same, and that needed to be recognized.
According to law, all men must register within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
Registration for Bangor West Side Little League is up 20 percent over a year ago.
It’s no secret that Stephen King lives and breathes baseball.
“I couldn’t believe it took me 31 years to get to Maine,” Smiley said. “[It’s] the one place I really want to belong to.”
As my role as “mother of young boys” slowly comes to an end, I find myself less excited about what adventure I’ll write about next and more excited about what my boys will do with their lives.
Letters to the editor for Friday, Jan. 12, 2018: Tax bill imperils America, sharing Sarah Smiley’s journey, don’t get into teaching.
Editor’s Note: Starting this week, Sarah Smiley’s column will be published at bangordailynews.com every Tuesday and appear on Page B1 of the BDN each Wednesday. Robin Clifford Wood’s biweekly column, Conversations with Maine, will be published online on weekends and appear every other Monday in the BDN’s new Homestead section.
Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017: Expand Medicaid, York casino bad deal for Maine, Paradis for Belfast mayor.
Coal divestment a start A Jan. 26 BDN article discussed the partial divestment from coal by the University of Maine System. Anyone who saw the campaign would understand firsthand how passionate Mainers are about preserving our environment. People are becoming more concerned about how climate change will affect them in the future. Maine has seen […]
Birds sang sweetly and warm spring sunshine filtered through the trees outside the Eastern Area Agency on Aging one recent afternoon when a dozen women in their 60s and older gathered in a conference room to discuss race relations, the American transcendentalist movement and the horrors of war.
Sarah Smiley: This year I learned I love desserts.
Sarah Smiley: Feelings of being “different” when you are new to Maine are not fiction. Neither is the immense sense of pride people have in this state — for good reason. But these divisions stymie growth and turn away people who will love Maine as much as we do.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions Sarah Smiley receives regarding the boys, with her answers — and theirs!
Sarah Smiley: What else does my son think is green? I wondered. Turns out, quite a bit.
Smiley spurs memories I find myself drawn in each time I see the byline of Sarah Smiley. What a wonderful wife, mother and patriot she is. Her Nov. 10 column made me think back to my own servicemen, father (U.S. Navy) and three uncles (Marine Corps and Army), one who never returned from Normandy. Plus […]
“He wanted to pay it forward [for the efforts of Mainers who tried to find him].”