Thank landowners on September 15

Landowner Appreciation Day is scheduled for September 15. And I encourage you that day to thank the private landowners who allow you to enjoy their land. Private landowners do a lot for us, from providing ATV and snowmobile trails and places to hunt and access favorite fishing spots to the opportunity to hike and pick […]

Kate Flora’s new novel is fantastic

I love Kate Flora’s novels, especially those featuring Portland policeman Joe Burgess. This year Kate’s sixth Joe Burgess novel was published, titled A Child Shall Lead Them. And as is typical for Kate’s novels, I was hooked on the first page where Joe gets a phone call “that almost stopped his heart.” Well, my heart […]

Maine Forest Society does lots of great things

My friend Karin Tilberg and I have a lot in common. Karin is executive director of the Forest Society of Maine. We both recognize Maine’s incredible forest resource for its economic contributions, recreational opportunities, history, and beauty/spiritual solace.  We have worked together over the years to find pathways to bring meaningful conservation to Maine’s great […]

I love finding a great new author

It’s always great to discover a new author that you like, especially if they’ve already written more than one book. That’s what happened to me when Miriam Nesset sent me two of her novels and one children’s book. Miriam is from Wisconsin but now lives in Georgetown, Maine. I dived into her book, Murder in […]