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 […]

Costa Rica is Amazing

These stories are in my book, A Lifetime Of Hunting and Fishing, published by North Country Press.   The tiny Central American country of Costa Rica could teach Maine a few things. Two million tourists a year drive the Costa Rican economy that employs half the working population. Their environment is their economy. Where have […]