December 3, 2018

Abnormal weather is normal weather here in Maine. That’s what a senior forecaster told me when I was a young cub weather reporter back in the day. Lots of wisdom there, right? 

The weather is usually not what it is supposed to be. By that I mean-if the normal average temperature for a parti...

November 13, 2018

December 13th. Yep, I think that’s right. Thursday, December 13this the day we folk in the Greater Bangor area will receive our first snowfall that will require grunting and groaning as we shovel off our driveways. 

It’s a gut kind of thing-I have no scientific evidence or nerdy computer mo...

October 22, 2018

I remember the exact moment I first spied the back of my noggin as it is presently constituted. Me ‘n the Mrs. were in one of the girly clothing stores at the Bangor Mall, and while my wife was trying-on some girly-type clothes, I happened to be standing by a security TV screen. 

In the middle o...

September 10, 2018

For the past many decades, I’ve been known by the following names: Tomcat, Red Riot, Warrior, Black Bear, and Blue Devil. 

And just this week, I’ve taken on a new moniker-Eagle. Some words of explanation: Before the Smith family moved to Maine from Illinois in August of 1969, the Smith kids attended...

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