Category Archives: Life

John Holyoke’s book of stories will bring back your own great memories

John Holyoke did a great job of choosing some of his best columns and stories for his book Evergreens, published by Islandport Press. John has been the outdoor columnist and reporter for the Bangor Daily News for 18 years and had lots of stories to choose from. One thing I really enjoyed about his book […]

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 […]

A great Maine get-away

            The Samoset Resort in Rockport is a fantastic place to enjoy Maine’s beautiful coast. Almost every room has a stunning view of the ocean. And their Italian restaurant is superb. They host lots of events including weddings.             On a recent Monday morning I had three medical appointments in Rockport, so Linda and I […]

DIFW presents me with a lifetime achievement award

            Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife presented me with a lifetime achievement award recently at the annual banquet of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. DIFW’s Commissioner, Judy Camuso, presented the award, along with Deputy Commissioner Tim Peabody.             I thanked them and told them the award meant a lot to me, which it […]