Tag Archives: memories

An unlucky fisherman seeks to change his luck!

A fellow blogger had posted on his facebook page that he had been feeling a little nostalgic for brook and stream fishing. And I have to admit, his idea sounded pretty good! I hadn’t gotten much ice fishing in this past season because of crappy conditions at my favorite fishing hole. I used to fish […]

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 […]

On a road less traveled I found… The Smiling Guy

There is an old country road I like to travel. The first portion of it is paved, and then a portion is gravel before returning back to pavement. As you drive along the 5 miles or so you see hay fields that often hold geese, turkeys and deer. In the fall when the leaves change […]

I found a place that makes pizza like it was in the 1970’s!

******* I AM NOT A FOOD CRITIC, AND I HAVE NOT BEEN COMPENSATED IN ANY WAY FOR POSTING THIS BLOG…I AM JUST A FAT GUY WHO LOVES A GOOD PIZZA …AND THIS ONE WAS SO GOOD I HAD TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT IT! Remember pepperoni pizza back in the 70’s??? Thick little slices of pepperoni […]

Are we on the brink of a civil war in The United States?

For more than a decade now, things in America have been getting tense. People do not trust their elected officials. Scandals seem to be swept under the rug. People suspect election frauds. Some say that Presidential elections have been rigged. Free speech, illegal search and seizure, and gun rights have all been under attack. People […]

“Brave” fisherman reveals a secret, after successfully ridding Etna Pond of brook trout

I love fishing.  I am just not very good at it…Well…No…That’s not totally accurate… I am GREAT at fishing, it is the CATCHING that eludes me. One thing you may not be aware of, is I am NOT a fan of open water fishing.  I’m not even much of a fan in open water swimming […]

Battle weary fisherman, defender of local waters seeks your help, to continue the fight

THIS IS A CALL OUT TO ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE WHO LIVE, OR RECREATE ON LAKES AND PONDS IN AND AROUND STETSON, ETNA, AND NEWPORT, MAINE… As I am sure you all know, that on well near 5 occasions in 2016, I have risked life and limb to save you from THE DREADED TROUT! Most […]

Sledding…Its all fun and games…Especially when you get a face full of snow!

So on Saturday, in the middle of a snowstorm, we ventured into Brewer, and Bangor to run some errands. Recent single digit temperatures had caused a freeze up in our water pipes that turning the heat up didn’t solve. I had to get under the trailer, and that meant I had to open up the […]

The man who played the man I wanted to be when I grew up has died…Dan Haggarty (11/19/1941-01/15/2015

GRIZZLY ADAMS!  In the late 1970’s he was everything I wished I could be! A man living in the wilderness, happy to be on his own. Friends with the animals, and just to keep from going insane, he had a gnarly old prospector who popped in on him from time to time. There was nothing […]

Take a child ice fishing and build memories!

I took my son William on his first ice fishing trip out on Etna Pond. It was February 2013, and it was his first time fishing at all. (Aside from fishing in a little pool of water at a campground that was stocked with brookies, for young campers to take, when he was three.) It was […]