Everything you need to know to enjoy wild mushrooms

Linda and I love wild mushrooms, focusing on chanterelles and black trumpets. Years ago we attended a seminar on wild mushrooms by a friend in Mt Vernon who harvests them commercially. And several times, after picking our first batches of chanterelles and black trumpets, we took them to her to verify that we’d picked the […]

Here’s a great outdoor Maine program for disabled kids and adults

The Adaptive Outdoor Education Center is an amazing program that provides outdoor recreation and education opportunities for people with disabilities. Headquartered in the Carrabasset Valley, this wonderful association offers opportunities all over Maine. These people are truly an inspiration, and you need only to see the big smiles on the faces of disabled kids and […]

It’s not all about guns

A legislative hearing last week on a modest gun bill was ugly. Pro-gun folks showed up in force and were loud and angry, ignoring the requests of the committee’s Senate chair to remain quiet and calm. I testified in favor of the bill, although I don’t think either side liked my testimony. The intent of […]