Category Archives: Children

Everything has changed for kids today

Last Tuesday I was on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling show, focused on how things have changed for kids today compared to when I grew up in the 50s and 60s. A lot of the show was about hunting and fishing. You can listen to the show here: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/youth-outdoor-recreation-getting-young-people-involved-hunting-fishing-outdoor-pursuits When I was a kid, I […]

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 […]

A Fine Orange Bucket will captivate kids

Charlotte Crowder’s new children’s book, A Fine Orange Bucket, published by North Country Press, features a lobsterman whose orange bucket is washed into the sea and lost. It’s a great story that every child will enjoy. Jill Finson’s colorful drawings are very special too. About a year after it’s lost, the bucket is discovered by […]

Nothing Finer Than Family Fishing

            Here’s another favorite column, written a few years after we bought our camp.             As I cast a Brown Wulff to a Sourdahunk Lake brook trout that had risen about 40 feet from the boat, I was startled by a shout from young Joshua at the other end of the boat.             “I got […]