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Sunday, October 17, 2021

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.

  • Our generational family patterns have shaped us. While we may struggle to make sense of our behavior and emotional reactions, we can transform both our visible and invisible patterns by recognizing how they have influenced us....
  • I had a friend who, when asking for directions, would become so enthralled by the respondents’ mannerisms, hair style, or clothes, that they were never able to hear the directions. I have a similar affliction in restaurants. I’ll study the menu ...
  • Whether you’re new to gardening or a veteran, you’ve probably noted that the joy of growing your own flowers, fruits and vegetables comes with a price tag; the cost of soil supplements, water (if you are on a town- or ...
  • Birding with Don Reimer: Moon Shot—
    Success in birding often hinges on being in the right place at the right time. In the pre-dawn dark of September 21, I sat alone at Fish Beach on Monhegan Island. A bulging Harvest Moon illuminated the harbor and outlined ...
  • I have long been intrigued by how two very different economies, the U.S. and Chinese, resemble each other, especially in their dependence on debt. Both are addicted to massive credit and cannot break the addiction....
  • September 22: Yasa Swan arrived in Searsport, last port unknown, and delivered 40,000 barrels of gasoline. It sailed September 23 for Rotterdam, Netherlands. September 25: Noreaster, a 603-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in ...
  • I am sitting in the U-Haul as we pull away from the Rockland terminal, eating peanut butter sandwiches and listening to George Harrison, and Bob Dylan, and Andrew Calhoun who sings, “This is my home, this is my only home”....
  • When Nate first visited votenoonone.com, which seems to be the primary above-board campaign website for the “No on 1” campaign this election cycle, he laughed out loud at the background photo: an otherwise pleasant ... 
  • Patrisha McLean: Famous Domestic Abusers — Where to Draw the Line
    I settled in for a Charlie Chaplin documentary at the Camden International Film Festival, looking forward to a frothy romp through the life and work of one of my favorite film comedians. But about midway through I had the heart-thudding ... 
  • Politics is usually invisible. Its realm is language and stories in the hidden minds of the people. Economics is less mysterious, I thought, as my train from Munich pulled into Keleti Station in Hungary’s capital city, and as I saw ...
  • Remembering Tom Sadowski
    Longtime Free Press columnist Tom Sadowski died suddenly last week. He would have wanted you to know exactly how and why, as you will see. With much respect, we leave that decision to his family. Before going into semi-retirement ... 
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  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Over- growth, or SIBO, is a condition in which normal bacteria colonize the small intestine — where they do not belong — causing uncomfortable, sometimes painful gastrointestinal symptoms, the most ...
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