A reader shares his view on Question 3


Now and then I will come across something from a reader that I feel compelled to share. Today I want to share something with you that I feel follows the opinion of a lot of Mainers. In our state, we have always prided ourselves on hard work and doing things our own way. We don’t […]

Home invaders


It was 2:am and I was sleeping soundly. A noise from the kitchen startled me. I sat up and listened, and heard items falling on the floor. What the heck is going on? My wife says it is probably just one of the cats. I run through the list of things in the kitchen that […]

Depression, goats and car crashes: How I spent my summer

I had a pretty great summer. My family and I visited Boston again to finish up things we didn’t do during our spring visit. We went camping with some friends. We’ve had cookouts at the lake, kayaking trips, road trips to nowhere for no reason, and my goats kept me busy with their crazy antics. […]

Getting up close and personal with your food


I believe that everybody should get up close and personal with their food at least once. It is something I have always tried to teach my son. We have grown food in a garden and collected eggs from our hens, and we have caught fish.      Story continues below advertisement.         Most […]

My son’s first hunt


October 1st was a perfect day for a boy’s first hunting trip ever. The sun was out, and it was warm. Intermittent clouds kept it from being too warm. While the start of the day was later than I would have liked, it didn’t really matter. I was going hunting. With my son. And we […]

Seriously…I hate open water fishing!


Fellow blogger and registered Maine Guide, John Floyd often posts pictures of big fish he has caught, and almost as often I comment on how I rarely even DREAM of catching fish that big! Accepting that catching a bass in the four-pound class is just not going to happen for me. Being a great guy, […]

Question 3 on November’s ballot is pretty clear. The actual law raises questions.

Photo credit Gabor Degre | BDN

I will admit that I have a hard time reading legal jargon, and proposed laws. Question 3 that will be on Maine’s ballot this November is written pretty clearly, and I have read it a few times. I admit that what it does say tends to get lost in translation for me in a few […]

Despite spending $489, I was still denied my NASCAR experience!

Despite spending $489, I was still denied my NASCAR experience

Last week I lost a tire on I-95 just north of Old Town. Getting to the spare was one of my life’s greater challenges. Today, my life was met with an even greater challenge! Getting 4 brand new tires installed! I’ve had many vehicles in my near 47 complete years in life. And I have […]

God bless the first responders

Photo obtained via Penobscot County Sheriff's Office media release

I moved to Stetson, a small town a few miles out of Newport, Maine back in 2009. One of my first thoughts was that I would study to become an EMT, and join my small town’s volunteer fire department. Then a young girl, wearing a helmet but going very fast, screamed by me on an […]

How to change a tire (humor)

Doug Alley

You are driving down the road. You hear a popping sound, and your vehicle begins to behave like it is being buffeted by heavy winds. It takes a moment for you to process things before you realize you have a flat tire. The important thing is, you have NOT lost controlled and crashed! That is […]