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Miserable & Magical: It’s nice to have a friend

I’ve been living in the “adult world” for all of five years now, if you don’t count college (you shouldn’t), and I can attest...

Another Viewpoint: Is there a Democrat who can transcend partisan division?

In the fall of 2012, when Angus King was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time and I was running for re-election...

A View from the Hill: Good grief

It was the day after Christmas, and I felt deflated. The change had been too abrupt. I needed a tonic, and not the gin-and type,...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Maybe the outrage is sorta fake

I’m not saying Ross LaJeunesse is a phony. I’m open to the possibility he’s just incredibly naive. Or kinda stupid. Regardless of which of these descriptions...

Politics & Other Mistakes: The road(s) not taken

Maine’s roads, bridges and other vital infrastructure, such as the population of people below retirement age, are in terrible shape. Our highways are pockmarked...

Miserable & Magical: Today is never too late to be brand new

When the Phoenix asked if I would write a biweekly column, I was told the paper wanted a younger voice on its pages. Little...

Our Viewpoint: No reason to rush high-rise over the Old Port

Portland’s Old Port was revitalized beginning in the 1970s, restored to what is now an attractive, walkable area of low-rise brick buildings, restaurants, stores, and coffee...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Holiday shopping made simple

It’s tough to choose the right gift for Maine politicians. Most of them have only two items on their Christmas lists: A — more power,...

Our Viewpoint: See you next year

The arrival of a new year is a time for faith and optimism. The turn of the calendar forces us to seek hope in the future....

Another Viewpoint: The unstoppable Harry Sky: A remembrance

Harry Sky and I met in 1988, when he taught a course on the life and ideas of the Swiss psychiatrist, C.G. Jung. From...