Category Archives: CHILDREN

Remembering Sandy Hook

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Sweet little babies, waking up excited about Santa coming. A time of year when the little ones are just so happy to be alive and are enjoying all the magic of the season. Not aware of the monsters that are out there, and so innocent of the evil things we do to each other… And […]

The “Mighty Hunters”…and me

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Let me tell you how my son’s first deer hunt went. I want to warn you that our guide for the day, fellow blogger John Floyd, and my son William will try to tell you something different. Let me assure you that everything I am about to tell you is entirely accurate. I swear it’s […]

Getting up close and personal with your food

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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.               Most recently, my son […]

My son’s first hunt

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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 […]

A gorilla is dead, but a child is alive.

By now we have all heard about the tragic incident at the Cincinnati Zoo, where a four-year old boy managed to slip past his parents, and into a gorilla enclosure, leading to an encounter with the gorilla that left the gorilla dead, and the boy injured. There has been a lot of mud-slinging back and […]

Helping turtles on “World Turtle Day”

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It’s May 23, and it is World Turtle Day! And in my neighborhood anyway, the turtles are crossing the road! My wife and I helped our first one of the season on Saturday afternoon. It was an Eastern painted turtle, and like many more of its kind, it was a female who had either just […]

The alleged drunk driver who allegedly drove through my apple tree (Or how I spent my Sunday evening)

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  Last evening, May 15 2016, my family and I arrived home to discover that a bale of hay that had been delivered, was dropped off in the wrong place. So my son and I decided to move it to where it belonged. My wife snapped a few pics, as we decided the ordeal would […]

You never know when a family outing will become a lasting memory

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  Last summer, I believe it was late June, we surprised out son with a scenic flight of the Bath/Brunswick area. His 10th birthday was coming up, and he had spoken before about wanting to fly in a plane, and maybe get his pilot’s someday. My wife Jen, who often finds out great deals for […]

Students, alumni and parents manage to convince Morse High School administrators to adhere to traditional colors for 2016 graduation

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“The Blue and the White, Colors ever dear to me. Banner of Morse High, the flag of victory. Rah, rah, rah! Blue and the White When we hear the battle cry, We’ll fight for the glory of The Blue and White of Old Morse High! M-O-R-S-E M-O-R-S-E Blue White Blue and White, get in and […]

Keeping our children safe?

So apparently a part-time life guard employed by the Brunswick, Maine YMCA was recently arrested on child pornography charges. I don’t know the details, and that particular incident isn’t really my concern. What bothers me, is that the YMCA is supposed to be a safe place for our children to hang out on weekends, and […]