Monday, August 8, 2022
Al Diamon

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...
Andrew Marsters

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,...
Al Diamon

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...

Another Viewpoint: Learn from the past, don’t let it dictate how Portland is governed

Adam O’Connor certainly did his historical homework for his op-ed "The case against the city manager" in the Aug. 5 Phoenix. He accurately tells how...

Your Viewpoint: Fairness absent in reports on Hill historic district

Like many in the community, I am delighted at the revival of the Phoenix. I very much admire and enjoy the interesting paper you...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Lawn wars

If you count lawn signs on rural roads in western Maine, you’ll find Trump-Pence placards barely outnumbering “Stump Grinding,” “For Sale,” “Clean Fill Wanted”...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: A little normalcy goes a long way

Two of my grandchildren, who are 5 and 8, came into my home last weekend for the first overnight visit in ages. It was...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: The microbes march on

The U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins and her Democratic challenger, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, is a complex biological organism,...

Miserable & Magical: The walls are closing in

I don’t know if it’s because of COVID-19 or because I’m getting older, but I am very much over apartment life. Being cooped up...