December 16, 2019

Many moons ago when I was a young’un, I thought my parents were toasting their old Aunt Stine on New Year’s Eve.  Turns out they were toasting to Auld Lang Syne, words contributed  by 18th century Scots which mean “old long since,” or “to long ago times.”

Before long, we will be hoisting a cup o...

November 22, 2019


So my pal Bill Green is retiring.  Yep, the amiable and talented host of “Bill Green’s Maine” is hanging it up after…get this…47 years at WLBZ/WCSH TV.  I was at these same stations for 22 years, which seemed like quite the stretch, but compared to Bill’s tenure?  Not so much....

October 28, 2019

Forty something years ago (gulp!) yours truly was “cutting cups” at Penobby. 

What does cutting cups mean, and where is Penobby? 

Well first, cutting cups refers to cutting into a golf green with a special tool that digs a round hole for the cup to be placed in. You know that thing the flag sticks out...

August 12, 2019

“That really gets my goat!” Odd expression, isn’t it? According to my friend Mr. Google, this phrase has its roots in horse racing. Tradition has it that when a goat is placed in a horse stall before a race, it helps calm, or settle the horse down. Remove the goat? The horse gets feisty....

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