Thursday, June 30, 2022
Angel Falls

Do go searching for waterfalls

The key to a successful waterfall hunt is your stealth approach.  Movements should be slow and steady as you draw closer, lest you risk scaring...
"Herbert's Garden," by Lynne Drexler

Art Seen: 2 Maine artists get hot

Fine art has no intrinsic or practical value. Its monetary value is based entirely upon what someone is willing to pay for it. So...
Brenda Haberman marker

Leftovers: Ritual value

My sister’s small, lovely Jewish funeral was held on April 5, two days after she died. As is the custom she was put into...
Potato plants

Letter from Aroostook: Buy Maine spuds

Baked, fried, chipped, mashed. Everybody loves potatoes, and Aroostook County farmers love growing them.  Every year, farmers in the northernmost part of the state...
"Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties"

On Stage: Cathartic ‘Betties,’ fascinating ‘Sabina’

Meet the Betties of Jen Silverman’s “Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties,” a raucous feminist, lesbian, and genderqueer comedy about anger and love,...
Dominic Lavoie

If it ain’t broke …: Dominic Lavoie’s ‘Flux’ doesn’t need fixing

To err is human, but you’d never know it by today’s pop records. They often now contain no sounds made by physical instruments, auto-tuned...
Jim McKew and Alex Jimenez

Game On: Portland connection pays with Padres’ front-office job

Look no further than Jim McKew to explain what a difference a decade makes in the coaching world. From the self-described "least qualified Division I...
Judi Bryan at Saco Heath

On the boardwalk: Explore the bog at the Saco Heath

I don’t recall having play clothes that were different from my school clothes when I was a kid. I don't recall my mom minding...
Duck step-stool

Leftovers: You’re never really prepared for death, grief

The calls, emails, texts, and DM’s prompted by last week’s column were plentiful and touching. The recap of the time my sister and I...
Natalie's sister with Mellie

Leftovers: Writer, caregiver, carepartner, but always a sister

Memorial donations now hold sacred meaning for me. Blocks of time have new descriptive adjectives. A daily accomplishment is toasting a bagel, while grandiosity...