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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The weekly columnists in The Free Press are a great source of news and opinion - both local and global. Click on one below to start your journey.

  • He is “willfully ignorant about the rest of the world … he disdains experience and expertise while touting his own … he has no clue about the difference between negotiating a business deal and negotiating with sovereign nations.” . . .
  • America’s “pivot” to East Asia — never carried out because we’re stuck in the Middle East — just developed a surprise hole: the Philippines. Manila’s newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte wants America out while he purchases . . .
  • Faces of Our Homeless: Sharon, September 9, 2016
    Vacation is over for the families who filled the Union campground all summer with grilling and splashing and laughter, and now it is pretty much just Sharon, her 34-year-old son Patrick, and Brady, their Pomeranian . . .
  • The Way Rice Should Be: Vietnamese Baguette
    There are few things I enjoy more than the smell of freshly baked bread in the kitchen on a Sunday morning. I like to bake at least one loaf of bread a week, but no matter how many times I do it, I still get really excited . . .
  • Tom, I think we think alike. Want to get coffee? You hang around much? Ever find yourself with idle time to loiter around Rockland’s cafes mingling with the foreign language students, the off-season schooner deck gangs, the rained-out . . .
  • The proclamation last week by President Obama of the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument in New England protected 4,913 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean at the southern edge of Georges Bank . . .
  • Children are always our most important teachers. To learn from them, we must listen, truly hear and understand them — not just their words, but their emotions, what their behavior is telling us — allowing us to respond rather than react. . . .
  • It is hard not to notice that yard sales persist, even though we have discussed these marketplaces in the past. We concluded that our possessions meet at night, decide that something must be done and then force us . . .
  • Autumn has come on slowly this year, with no early frost and a gradual cooling in the evenings and early mornings. In the middle of the day, temperatures have been just about perfect for working outside. . . .
  • ROCKPORT. The other day, around mid-afternoon, I went outside without my watch. It was one of those beautiful days we have had so many of this summer, and I found myself without anything pressing to do . . .
  • I doubt my canoeing companion would have so readily shared a prime fiddlehead location if it hadn’t taken three days to get there. In a swamp where the skunk cabbage was in full leaf and . . .
  • I’m a walker. Yes, I own a car, but I much prefer to get around on my feet. Sure it’s slower, and this time of year the cold and bitter wind starts to remind . . .
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