Category Archives: Opinion

Why is the answer always, “It’s your hunt buddy!”?

Big Bob Chandler picked me up for our bear hunt on Tucker Ridge at 930am on Sunday morning. We would be heading up past Lincoln over to Rt 6 to hunt from a blind over bait. Our Guide, John Floyd, had been sending us game cam pictures for weeks and we were excited. We talked […]

How did I wind up in a bear blind this week?

Things are heating up at bear camp up on Tucker Ridge! But that is only because my buddy Big Bob Chandler gets cold easy, and cranks the heat every night in the cabin! Our guide, John Floyd, who also has a blog with Bangor Daily News, and writes a monthly column in The Northwoods Sporting […]

There’s a reason I live in Maine…

Please understand, I am sorry that many people will become homeless, or worse because of hurricanes…I just tend to be a little harsh, but always logical. God bless those who are riding out the storms!

A letter to Summer, on a hot muggy day…

Dear Summer, You suck SO bad! You can’t be happy with just heat…NO! You have to toss in humidity too! What little breeze there is just stirs the hot air around. The breeze isn’t even enough to keep the bugs away. If a person were to dare go sit in the shade during the day, […]

Are you a fan of the hot weather? NOT ME!

I was sitting in my living room around 10am thinking about how hot it must be outside. The air inside was already starting to get heavy and oppressive, despite the coolness that greeted me at 6am. Now and then I could hear a strong breeze rustling the leaves of the trees outside. So that was […]

My first (and LAST day) as an emergency dispatch operator

“This blog post is fiction and the events described did not happen. Please enjoy.” Sunday, May 28 was the first day of my new job as an emergency dispatch operator for the Bangor area. As it turned out, I would only take one call. But the guy must have been some kind of criminal mastermind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]