Archive for February, 2014

Helicopter Parents, Taking It Out On The Coach’s Wife You Don’t Even Know.

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You son or daughter are on a Maine sports team. That goes above and beyond from the beginning of the season’s predictions. And in fact the last game they win is one “where did that come from” out of the blue big deal. Happy team, beaming parents right? Wrong. The coach caught up in the […]

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The Series Of Kid Label Letters Added To Explain Behavior.

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Had an older couple in the real estate office in Maine a couple years back. Who witnessed a melt down and the most foul language you have ever heard come out of a youngster’s mouth. Like he was Black Beard the pirate’s kid. The verbal, physical attack on his mother and out of control behavior […]

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Gatekeepers Of Information, Driving Your Life Or Being A Passenger.

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In high school Cliff’s or Monarch Notes were a short cut when you had not done the eyeball scan. Read cover to cover Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, other great literary works your Maine high school teachers or college professors put on the assignment sheet of must reads. There will be a test. The cheat […]

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Old Houlton Maine Car Owner Hangs Up The Keys To Save Lives.

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The Aroostook County car owner had her four wheels to sell. For years was head of the local Houlton Maine telephone office. Known as a telegraph office in the beginning of her long career. But in her nineties now. Never married, no child ever called her Mom. With surrender, a white flag being waved. Accepting […]

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Editorials In Maine Newspapers, Broadcast News Centers.

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When reporting the news, it is the five W’s. Who is it about? What happened? When did it take place? Where did it take place? Why did it happen? And sometimes a sixth question gets asked from the guy or gal with the reporter’s top spiral ringed notebook. How did it happen? And it’s all […]

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Maine Is The 5th Highest For Beer Microbreweries.

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A local Maine lawyer dropped me off a gift bag a couple weeks ago. The present? A pair of home brews. Twin dark styles of beer. The blue hand written labels proclaiming, hinting what lies hiding inside. The dark tall bottles were Coffee Vanilla and Chocolate Maple Porter. One count I looked up showed Maine […]

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You Wearing Green, Black Today, Observing Singles Awareness Day?

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Yesterday, February 14th all about wearing red, spiking sugar levels with delectable chocolates, the mad dash rush for roses by the dozen. Handwritten cards trying to accomplish the how do I love you, let me count the ways. Sparkling, faceted presents in little hinged velvet covered, silk interior slotted boxes. Candlelight romantic dinners, wardrobes of […]

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Music You Get Exposed To, From Your Siblings, Work, Kids.

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Music sets the mood, makes the coffee, work, recreation all that much sweeter. Sometimes for background filler, motivation, or to be turned up and felt deep down inside. To move, shake, buzz, rattle and hum. Because dancing is expression, great exercise. So the music you listen to, how wide and varied and why? My three […]

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Books To Enjoy Year Round In Maine, Do You Read?

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Just finished Stephen King’s “Joyland” book. Revolves around carnival park life. Where some unfinished business gets squared away before “The End”. In a Maine winter, we are outside as much as possible like the other three seasons. Dressed with layers and toasty warm. Enjoying the fresh crisp air, strengthening sun’s rays, amazing scenery. A slew […]

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Your Small Maine Town Ambulance Service Makes Money.

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The emergency call comes in for your small Maine town ambulance service. To high tail it. Make the sick patient pick up, the delivery to a health care facility stat. Three ambulances, with three year rotation updates to keep the fleet in the pink, healthy. Can not afford a breakdown. To be dead in the […]

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