This Day in Maine is fascinating

I have to thank Joseph Owen for all the research he must have done to create his fascinating book, This Day in Maine, and also thank all those who encouraged and helped Owen, including the publisher, Islandport Press. This is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. For every day of the […]

50th birthday river rescue

A story from my book of hunting and fishing stories. Fiftieth birthday one day. Rescued from the Kennebec River the next. It was that kind of week. Achieving the half-century mark, one would expect to contemplate life’s meaning. Have I accomplished enough, been all that I can be, to justify five decades on this planet? […]

Bangor Policeman’s book is really good

Bangor police officer Timothy Cotton expressed skepticism that he could write a book, even though he’d been writing Facebook stories about his police department for years. So here’s the good news: Cotton has written a wonderful book, The Detective in the Dooryard published by Down East Books. I assumed the book would be full of […]