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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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.

  • Last week I?discussed flower seeds new to the market this year, primarily additions to the cutting garden. This week, I’d like to share some varieties that would be colorful additions to an edible landscape as well as in a pollinator garden. . . .
  • As Democrats recover from the euphoric wake of the “Blue Wave” and finally seize the reins of government across the country and especially in Maine, it is vitally important that they not lose sight of the context in which their victory . . .
  • It doesn’t look good. Groundhog Day is coming (February 2, 2019), and for two months I’ve been trying to schedule a visit to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with the hope of finding out why the groundhog who lives there is . . .
  • A gently appealing advertisement inspiring us to “Go RV-ing,” airing between Sunday travel shows, has a happy outdoorswoman in cuddly warm gear scooping up a handful of what appear to be cedar twigs and commenting on . . .
  • Regrets — we all have them, for one reason or another — avoiding difficult conversations, deferring addressing a problem, a misunderstanding that festers for a while, yet seemingly is diminished by time and collusion. Then one day, it . . .
  • About two years ago, a flash of bright yellow amid the green trees of the former French Concession alerted me to a previously unknown species of bicycle. Not just unknown, but unowned — at least by its riders
  • Patrisha McLean: Postcard from Amsterdam
    In one day, I enter the world of a woman in the Czech Republic whose break-up with Goebbels purportedly led to the Holocaust; waiters/entertainers at a theme restaurant in Chongqing whose boss tells them he will make them rich . . .
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