Tag Archives: opinion

Free, or low cost substitutes for whole wheat foods (wink)

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So recently I was informed that I’ve got what the old timers used to refer to as “The Sugar Diabetes”. As a result, in an effort to cut down on my carbs, or as we call them in our house carbonhydrates…because it is fun…I have totally eliminated white bread and other white flour products from […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Guns…Laws…Logic

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There has been another horrible shooting. This time in Florida. The “Gun Nuts” are blaming Islamic terrorists. The “Gun Grabbers” are blaming The NRA. Am I the only person blaming a crazy guy with a gun? Because it feels like I am. One thing is certain. If I had to choose a side, I would […]

Microsoft phone scam alert.

Hey folks! I got a call today from somebody with an accent that indicated he did not grow up in America with English-speaking parents. He told me he was from Microsoft, and was calling me about my Windows account. He seemed to have some difficulty hearing me, as he kept saying “Hello? Hello, are you […]

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 […]

Have you heard Meghan Trainor’s new single, “Me Too”… I’d say she needs to step back a bit!

So the song says: “…What’s that icy thing hangin’ round my neck? That’s gold! Show me some respect. I thank God every day, that I woke up feeling this way, and I can’t help loving myself, and I don’t need nobody else. Nuh-uh! If I was you I’d wanna be me too! ” WHAT??? Is […]

Rented apartments and guns…Whose rights do you trample?

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Ever since August of 2015 when wheelchair bound Harvey Lembo shot an intruder in his Rockland, Maine apartment there has been a lot of talk concerning renters who want guns, and landlords who want gun free properties. It turns out that Mr. Lembo’s rental agreement included a rule that weapons were not allowed in his apartment, […]

WHY are we coddling our criminals???

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  OK..So allegedly, this dude meets a woman on the Internet. They decide they should meet in person, and end up dating for a month or so. Finally they attend a Seattle Mariners game together. From there, something went insanely wrong. Allegedly sometime after the game, 37 year old John Robert Charlton killed 40 year old […]