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Fishing Under The Dock

Calling the state ‘Vacationland’ isn’t enough to sustain Maine’s largest industry. The Maine Office of Tourism tries to react to ever-changing trends in the business, and like a fisherman, must decide where to cast its net to bring in the biggest catch.

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Driving While Distracted

Of course you’ ve seen them – drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette, reading, applying make-up, text messaging, eating and even dressing – while steering a 4,000-pound vehicle down the road at 50 mph. Here’ s another: a state trooper recently observed a woman watching a TV show on her laptop while driving.

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Voices: Passion play has timeless quality

A fellow ‘Voices’ columnist tweaked me a few weeks back for differentiating myth from story, when I defined myth as ‘deep truth.’ In popular usage, of course, myth means a fictional story. But for me, myth is true — it’s a story heightened by the mix of historic truth with eternal truth. Myth resonates truth.

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With friends like you …

John Lennon knew he could get by “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and while some friends you can’t live without, there are others that just aren’t worth having. In contemporary lingo, these unfriendly friends have been deemed “frenemies.”