Tag Archives: people

A passionate Downeast rallying cry for a local prison, Why not?

Prisons are not glamorous. The general public’s attitude towards them is almost always negative and rarely do they receive public support. But an interesting thing is taking place here Downeast with one particular facility. A rallying cry from a community in support of a prison is gaining traction and is reminiscent of a community benefit […]

Adding a little Downeast Zip to the Morning Coffee

One by one the fishermen arrive. With no sound, perhaps a nod, they quietly take their seats. A cup of coffee arrives shortly after, silently and without any prompting. Then another fisherman enters, quickly followed by two more. Nods in greeting are exchanged with no words spoken, as this is clearly the non-verbal portion of […]

Liking the nuances and beauty of small town government, the Downeast way

There are two things people generally have a hard time talking about, religion and politics. For some reason these two subjects often create controversy, heated discussions and a high risk of bad feelings among friends, acquaintances, and even family members. Government, too, can cause some trepidation to one wanting to talk about it or possibly […]

Can’t get rid of a thing

There must be something in the air, or maybe it’s the water. Since arriving here to Downeast Maine, a peculiar thing has happened. I cannot seem to throw anything away. Maybe a better way of explaining it would be that, I now find myself holding onto things much longer than before. An actual conversation with […]