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Quaking aspens, loose moose and bears at the dump

In the late 1960s, my brother, [an Episcopal priest) took a church in the mountains of northwestern Maine. The church was modern and situated 75 yards from Rangeley Lake. The…

One week from today … the outcomes of our single vote

We’ll know who the next president is and be in the history books. This was a historic election. Either we have a man of color in the White House or…

A new start, just maybe a new direction

Every four years, the United States either goes into a a frenzy or goes to sleep at the dullness of the situation. These are the days during a presidential campaign.…

Forgetting an anniversary – unforgiveable

There was something wrong that Sunday morning as my family and I sat in church. I just didn’t know what. Had I left the oven on? Was I missing a…

Beware of geeks bearing gifts

“Order my product now, and you will get it free…” Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.…

Was it always like this?

Being a politician must be easy. All you have to do to get elected to office is to travel around the necessary area and make speeches. It doesn’t seem to…

Twelve-year-olds are at a tough spot in life

We were on our way to a football game when the boys realized the minivan was way too quiet. “Let’s hear ‘Man in the Box,’” my 12-year-old son said. It…

As credit crisis grows, be vigilant

Like most Americans, I am in debt. There are probably fewer of us out there who pay their bills in full each month than those that do. Kudos to those…

Two to choose from; make a choice

One freedom we still have available to us is the freedom to vote. Too many seem to take this right lightly. It is not, to some, a valuable commodity. Free…

Men will fix things – when we’re good and ready

A wheel of my push mower fell off. It had been wobbly for a while and, in the great tradition of manliness established by so many proud Americans before me,…