Archive for July, 2014

The ME Debate Over Where To Cut In Small Towns.

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The cut back of the trickle down Maine taxpayer generated funding. Everyone admits the need to rein in the spending. Talks the talk. Just not in my corner. Shaved from out of the small town piece of shrinking funding pie they receive. Depends on whose ox is getting gored. Revenue sharing no longer generously showered […]

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Hikes, Picnics, Outdoor Fresh Air & Wildlife In Maine.

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No crowds in Maine, just you, your family, friends, whoever tags along. To hike, to bike, ski, paddle into neat out of the public eye places. Maine is loaded with them. To collect experiences that never fade when you involve kids of all ages. To be one yourself again. To tutor them on what to […]

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Texting, The Tofu, Bullion Cube Of Communications.

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Do you text? Not the smartest thing to do while driving on blind corners at sunrise, sunset. The many twisting, dipping and vehicle thrown side to side Maine country roadways. Where wildlife crossings at any minute add to the adventure. But the most basic communication with much missing in the talk to me experience. Strained […]

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Bartering And Hey, What If There Was Less Inflation?

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Do you have skills, talents beyond just what you do in the primary chase, hunt down? In the bag and tag of the weekly paycheck? What you may have a background, a degree, training of some type in. That all around you just automatically associated with you. When they think of when it’s time to […]

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Some Maine School Board Members Lay Their Heads On The Desk.

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The school board in a small Maine community held some late night meetings. Actually early morning discussions. In fact one that droned on at 2 AM in the morning. That caused some school board members to close their eyes, put their heads on the table in front of them. From the exhaustion of the topic […]

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Watching, Learning, Growing Up Bumping Into A Maine Sign Painter.

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Small Maine towns are filled with lots of interesting people that make the communities sparkle, special, different. The career path for one young lad in one small Maine town in Aroostook County started early. Always drawing, sketching. Guiding either a number two graphite lead or colored pencil in his hands. Eventually dabbling in paint colors. […]

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One Small Thing Maine Is Big On, Has Plenty Of To Share.

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You see a city image of a crowded overflowing sidewalk. A sea of people with expressionless faces. Some in a major marathon rush hour hurry. Late for some very important mad hatter like date. Others spilling, sprawled like wall to wall fluid glue, thick mud, ice cubes. Wearing casper like tans. Sporting flat line or […]

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When There Are Hundreds To Pick From, Music Channels.

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I don’t know about you but music, all types need to be in my diet, the background. No matter what is going on. Maybe it is to avoid “dead air” training from early years in a Maine radio career. Where Mighty John Marshall threatened to fine on air record spinners a quarter for every second […]

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Independent Thinkers, Mainers Run Their Own Thought Process.

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In an age of highly specialized across so many industries today, the downside is falling short in many other areas of life. Because all the money in the brain trust is placed on the marble circling the roulette wheel. To land on one specific number, colored slot. And when you are very good at a […]

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Tecumseh Penned Wise Advice That Is Not Dated, From The Heart.

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Tecumseh reminded “a single twigs breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.” In small Maine towns, keeping a clear concise direction, path visible to all is critical to its survival. There is no room for dissension, back biting, or working contrary to the course needed to keep the small Maine town alive. It will […]

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