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Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • A couple of years ago I had occasion to find myself in the company of then-candidate Janet Mills, and during that brief encounter a musical opportunity presented itself — clearly irresistible to her — whereupon she impulsively launched ...
  • Many times at the hearings of Belfast Planning Board the promotion of facts has been so distorted as to render them no longer factual. The following is one example: The volume of water in the whole of Penobscot Bay as presented ...
  • It should be a point of mortal embarrassment to all Americans that we have an ostensibly adult president who is openly jealous of a 16-year-old girl....
  • In this year of Maine’s Bicentennial, it seems appropriate to remind ourselves that the state’s motto, “Dirigo,” means “I lead” not “I follow,” and that looking ahead to act in ways that underscore that definition sometimes means ...
  • I love baseball! When the Major Leagues found out that the Houston Astros had cheated in the World Series, three Major League managers were fired instantly for cheating. But baseball is just a game! ...
  • So the internal debates and name calling continue within the Democratic Party, the most recent being Elizabeth and Bernie with a he-said-she-said routine. I plead with all the candidates who are running with the hope of ...
  • We haven’t heard anything about Roger Stone lately. Too many more important felons soaking up the headlines. We are talking about people you don’t even want to be in the same room with. It seems if you get close enough to ...
  • Recently, as I was meditating and prayerfully thinking about divisions in our politics, and the clear Christian command to “love one another,” I was led to consider the The Pledge of Allegiance, which we all know: “I pledge allegiance to ...”
  • I am in the Caribbean and just heard of Richard’s passing. I hired Richard (never Dick) as the first full-time faculty member of my brand new summer school for photography, The Maine Photographic Workshops. That was the summer ...
  • It’s ironic that in his January 21 letter to The Free Press Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim says Nordic has “been accused of lying, misrepresentation and incompetence,” but the letter adds fodder to such accusations by falsely saying ...
  • The Vietnam War when I was in college from 1966 to 1970 was not as frightening as our nation’s current state of chaos, ignorance, immorality, waste and destruction. Back then, we all had disagreements for and against the war. But in the ...
  • I admit to a serious case of dread when recognizing that they, the Republican-controlled Senate, will refuse to allow a fair impeachment trial. They do that because they can do that. I remember their successful effort to prevent the Obama ...
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