I have enjoyed every minute of being a legislator. It is a huge and humbling honor to represent the people who live in Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, part of Richmond, and my own town of Woolwich. Having been on the job for about two months, here’s a little taste of what it’s like to be a freshman legislator.
Conspiracy theories about vaccinations, inflammatory remarks about race and religion, the “mind-altering” and “personality-changing” impacts of tobacco – all were subjects of letters to the editor this week.
If you’re attempting to lose weight, but crave good food and lack willpower, don’t read this. But if you’re lacking in imagination, and want to eat delicious food like it’s going out of style, read on.
An IDEAL art show: Damariscotta’s Rising Tide Co-op has been on a roll of late with art shows in its cafe featuring art by local students, starting with the Great Salt Bay Community School exhibit that I wrote about in this column in January.
We have a solution to all the problems in our national politics: make all decisions in an open town meeting.
“For many families in Maine, it’s a rite of passage – a tradition that is passed down through generations that comes to define summer in a region that holds the season itself and its bounty dear.” That’s a quote about picking blueberries from the wildblueberries.com website.
Good music, good food, and good company, part two: Two weeks ago, I wrote this column about the grand time I had in the fine little town of Boothbay Harbor while talking music with Cathy Sherrill, the executive director of The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, over lunch at Baker’s Way.
Nobleboro voters will consider a significant increase in their town’s support of Skidompha Library when they go to town meeting Saturday.
I’m doing the keto diet, kind of.
Last week I had a cocktail with Trish L’Heureux, the owner of the soon-to-open Chickadee Flea shop in Damariscotta.
A day at the opera: Back in late December, I wrote in this column about all the arts-related venues and events I planned to check out in 2019. Among the resolutions I listed for the new year, I said, “I resolve to take in at least one Met opera broadcast at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.”
The great Maya Angelou once said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
Congratulations to the Boothbay Region High School girls basketball team on a historic season.
March is here and it has a way of encouraging me. Winter will clearly end, sooner or later. The past two snowstorms were not as bad as predicted. The light has changed, and I sense spring is just around the corner. Of course, we must endure mud season first!
January 2011, Round Pond
I’m in my truck in the dirt pull-in of a relative’s summer place, buttoned up for the winter overlooking the harbor. During the summer this is an active, happy place.