The Bridge Between: Self love is a necessity

Over the years, I learned that an important component of improving mental health is learning how to truly love and forgive oneself. Especially for...

A View from the Hill: Those who fail to learn from history …

All this year, perhaps unconsciously, we’ve all been writing the history of one of the darkest periods in American history.  Some of us do this...

Another Viewpoint: Money talks, but it doesn’t buy votes

This fall, the Democratic and Republican parties in Maine (and wealthy out-of-staters) made the mistake of thinking money spent on advertising would potentially change...

Our Viewpoint: Who should watch the police?

The fox has appointed himself to guard the henhouse. Although it seems like a long time ago, it was only last summer that demonstrators took...

The Universal Notebook: Georgia on my mind

Come Jan. 5, 2021, control of the U.S. Senate will be decided by a pair of runoff elections in Georgia. I have Georgia on...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Stone crazy

The tourism industry in Maine claims it’s been devastated by the pandemic. Nothing could be further from the truth. (Keep that word – truth –...

Miserable & Magical: It’s all about HIM, when it should be about us

There are very few aspects of adulthood I feel life has prepared me for. I’m getting better at cooking and my dad has taught me...

My Two Cents: Stay home for the holidays

Nine months ago the biggest problem many of us faced, the topic that dominated the news, the question that consumed many of our waking...

A View from the Hill: Find your ground

A few weeks ago I met my grown son, Jeremy, at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust’s Smith Preserve to walk the Steele Trail, which winds...

The Universal Notebook: Courting theocracy

If you were around in 1960 you may recall a lot of people worried that if John F. Kennedy, a Roman Catholic, were elected...