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Friday, October 30, 2020

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 started a column which quickly degenerated into an essay detailing my recent accident where gravity and I had a little test of wills. Gravity won, of course, and falling off a deck, I put a nasty gash in the top of my noggin....
  • The autumn landscape has pared down to dark spires of evergreens dotted with bright spikes of gold here and there along with many grey branches. Days are shorter, temperatures cooling. If ever there was a time to think about ...
  • Darlene, please call the Republican National Committee. They’ve phoned me several times asking for you. When I tell them you aren’t here, they break into a fund-raising spiel. I suspect they’ve used this opening on many Americans....
  • Notes from Lime City: See You on the Other Side
    Nate: This column will be published a week before the November 3 election. That election feels to me like a fulcrum of history in a way unique in my lifetime. I have lived through other events of world-historical importance (the collapse of ...
  • October 6: Daisy Mae, a tug with barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and loaded scrap metal for an undisclosed U.S. East Coast location. Noreaster, a 603-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Portland and ...
  • How often do you berate yourself, carrying on with self-loathing, denigrating yourself for not being “good enough, smart enough, sufficiently talented”? We all have those quick, knee-jerk reactions to situations in which we feel ...
  • from Offshore: With Love on Your Birthday
    I don’t know what my son thinks of the idea of turning 30. I know what I think. I think it’s just plain weird. It wasn’t so long ago that the pilot would boost our little boy — or his sister, whoever’s turn it was — into the front seat of the ... 
  • Bloating: excess fullness, distended belly, feeling of pressure, sharp pains or cramping. If you have it, you know it. If it is chronic, it may be bothersome — or worse. Bloating is a symptom, not a medical condition. It can be a symptom ...
  • from Offshore: See You Next Year at the Common Ground Fair
    Had this been an ordinary year, I’d have been perched in a tiny office above the fairground’s exhibition hall just before each day kicked into gear. I would have written out my short script, reminded myself to slow down, cleared my throat ...
  • Just Saying ...: Sourdough Mike, Opera and The Bobs
    Since the statute of limitations on socially improper behavior has expired, I suppose it is time to confess my heinous musical indiscretions. I hereby publicly apologize to “Sourdough Mike” McDonald who bestowed coveted ... 
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  • Patrisha McLean: Alison’s Story
    It was my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. Steve came in, very unapproachable. In my mind I was like, “I’m sitting here smiling after what you did to me last night. Pull it together for her.” He peeled off in his truck and then whipped back ...
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