Politics & Other Mistakes: There’s a flag on the play

In these troubled times, can you guess the top concern of the average Maine parent of a high-school student? Finding money to pay for food...

Our Viewpoint: Beem brings his Notebook to the Phoenix

The variety of columnists we feature on our Viewpoint pages are an important part of our newspaper.  Our steady rotation of writers ranges from Ekhlas...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Lonely boy

Guess who doesn’t like Jared Golden. I mean besides right-wing Republicans, left-wing Democrats, Bruce Poliquin, Nancy Pelosi, and most of the Washington establishment. Actually, that...

Miserable & Magical: Family isn’t always blood

Last weekend I did something I thought I never would do. I got into a public Facebook argument with my family.  It started when my...

Your Viewpoint: Portland cold-storage proposal ignores data

A citizen-produced report showing that cargo from Maine importers and exporters would fill less than 1.5 percent of a proposed warehouse on Portland's waterfront...

The Bridge Between: America belongs to those who vote

On Nov. 8, 2016, I was among the first people in line at the voting booth to cast my vote. I didn’t let my...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Context, schmontext

“Ad attacking Gideon for paying taxes late misses context" — Kennebec Journal headline, Aug. 21. “The PAC’s context-free attack on Collins illustrates how campaign ads, and...

A View from the Hill: Embrace the boredom

As I watch from my balcony, two large jet-black birds come screaming like fighter jets across my vision, turn sideways, and, without slowing, disappear...

Miserable & Magical: Step away from the phone

As much as I wish I was one of those evolved human beings who only checks social media once a day, I’m not. Honestly,...

Politics & Other Mistakes: An offer you can’t refuse

Want to fix the evil entity known as Central Maine Power Co.? Unfortunately, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has made sure that can’t be done...