RESEARCH SHOWS
    Flynn Ross, University of Southern Maine. Originally posted in Bangor Daily News March 28, 2018. The promise of proficiency-based learning is that all students will meet expectations set forth in standards and achieve proficiency. This is a noble goal that no society in the history… Read More
    RECOVERY ROCKS
    Folks share things with me as their therapist that they are too embarrassed to ask about or discuss with anyone else in their world. It’s an honor to be confided in and it’s fun when I get to practice what counselors call “normalizing.” Deep down, misfits… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    A few months after the Dec. 31, 1862-Jan. 2, 1863 Battle of Murfreesboro (or Stones River) in central Tennessee, survivors of the Union brigade led by Col. William Hazen erected this monument alongside the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad tracks (now CSX owned) in Murfreesboro. This… Read More
    MAINE AT WAR
    A few months after the Dec. 31, 1862-Jan. 2, 1863 Battle of Murfreesboro (or Stones River) in central Tennessee, survivors of the Union brigade led by Col. William Hazen erected this monument alongside the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad tracks (now CSX owned) in Murfreesboro. This… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Congratulations to Local Wood Works for winning a Source Award from the Maine Sunday Telegram for championing Maine’s wood economy. As Theresa Kerchner noted, “From the beginning, as we articulated our mission it was to both support long-term conservation and advance forest-based wood economies.” Theresa is… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Protests and social activism were part of the lives of many baby boomers. Where did all that passion go? Read More
    TASTE BUDS
    Whether you do ham or lamb for Easter dinner, mashed potatoes make a terrific accompaniment. Actually, mashed potatoes are good almost any time, so maybe you’d rather have scalloped potatoes for Easter and save this artichoke-enhanced version of mashed for another time. Of course,… Read More
    PERSPECTIVES
    “The land was ours before we were the land’s,” Robert Frost, The Gift Outright The hard and resolute granite peaks of the Teton Range that rise dramatically above Wyoming’s… Read More
    CATCHING HEALTH
    By 2050, as estimated one in three Americans will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Today is Diabetes Alert Day. The American Diabetes Association has a short test to help you see if you are at risk. Read More
    MAINE MORSELS
    The drive to a recent gals’ winter weekend getaway was so filled with adventure we needed nothing more, but Mt. Chase Lodge was up to the challenge. Mt. Chase Lodge provided snow along with superb food, winter activities, and hospitality. (Keefe photo) At Shin… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    A confession, I’m a recovering peak bagger. Defined as an attempt to reach the summit of a list of mountains, peak bagging is a great sport…if you can handle it responsibly. In New England, there are several popular mountain lists. Probably the most coveted goals are four thousand… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    Linda and I love Bradford Camps in Maine’s great north woods, and we eagerly await their annual newsletter, which arrived today. From news about its very successful bear hunting season (15 bears taken by 19 hunters) to news about the successful restoration of Arctic Char in… Read More
    OFF THE RIM
    After watching most of the men’s and women’s NCAA tourney basketball games this season, my belief in the importance of developing big post players for the University of Maine teams was reinforced, a topic I wrote about back in November. I asked… Read More
    GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS
    I have always loved Robert McCloskey’s children’s books, full of his wonderful art. He produced lots of paintings and other works of art, focused on the many places he lived including Maine, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. In this book, McCloskey – Art and Illustrations, his… Read More