‘Great Fiery Orb’ seen over Maine on tuesday identified

Residents all over Maine awoke on Tuesday morning to a strange and terrifying sight in the eastern sky. What is being described as a “large fiery orb” hung low in the east, and as the morning wore on it slowly climbed higher and higher as it traveled west. Many people ran for shelter in caves. […]

Humans are more important than birds. Bring back DDT!

It’s spring in Maine, and my Facebook news feed is full of people reporting about the number of ticks they are already finding this year. Turkey hunters, pet owners, people doing yard work, and people just our for a stroll in the woods or overgrown areas are finding ticks on themselves, and their pets. People […]

Fooling a turkey is EASY!

Since it is turkey hunting season here in Maine, I seized an opportuity to show up the turkey hunters when I saw a turkey eating last year’s corn across the street from my house. I wanted to prove just how stupid these birds really are by calling it into shooting range from my front yard. Now […]

Watch out for turtles in the road!

We were driving down Rt7 in East Newport heading for the highway onramp when I noticed a couple of dark objects on the shoulder. I hit the brakes and made a turn to go back…Sure enough. Two snapping turtles were trying to cross the road. As I pulled the van over onto the shoulder and […]

The invasion of red-winged blackbirds

I was out in the yard enjoying a brief moment of sunshine during the April showers. My front yard has almost full southern exposure even though I have a lot of trees around me because I am in a little gully. The trees and shrubs thoughtfully planted by previous residents are the types that never […]

Can you identify this mystery slab in Livermore?

In one of the facebook groups I belong to, a member posted a picture of this large concrete slab with eye hooks in it. She hadn’t noticed it before she bought the property, so she never got a chance to ask the previous owner what it was. Now five years later, curiosity has her seeking […]

Kenduskeag Stream -1 Fat guy in a kayak -0

My wife has gotten sick of hearing me say how bad I wanna kayak down this, or that set of rapids, so  as we drove over the bridge in Kenduskeag she suggested I “try” kayaking down the rapids so she could get it on video. “You think I won’t?” I asked her. “Knock yourself out! […]

They say bad luck comes in threes…

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

There is an old saying that says bad things always happen in groups of three, and if that is true, I am sure glad, because right now I don’t think I could stand anymore…And I KNOW our wallet couldn’t! It all started with a trip to Newport for Chinese food. My son and I both like a […]

Catnip. Are we sending our children mixed messages?

Our cat Shoo Shoo was lying on the floor minding his own business. I took a tub of catnip and sprinkled some of it on his scratching post. He looked up at me and continued minding his own business. So I sprinkled some catnip on his forehead. Eventually, he took his front paw and rubbed […]

Snow days aren’t like they used to be!

  In the winter of ’79, I was ten-years-old. If snow was forecast for a weekday, I was excited for the chance for a snow day. For me, a snowy day began around 5 am. I would race down to the kitchen to turn on the radio and listen closely to the long list of […]