Category Archives: Experiments and Challenges

I Told a Whopper

A few weeks ago, I got a letter from a friend.  Not an e-mail; a letter delivered to my post office box. My friend has been looking for a job.  She is not looking for anything fancy, just a part-time … Continue reading

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Ignore the Noise

Author and sports writer Mike Shalin wrote an interesting article about the New England Patriots recently.  The Lewiston Sun Journal carried it in the sports section today with the screaming headline “PATS IGNORING NOISE.” Once again, at this late date … Continue reading

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Living in These Days

In January, I began writing a series of articles about the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston.  It’s a year-long project which will end in October.  It’s interesting and if I did not already have a full-time job, … Continue reading

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On Granite

When I’m working on a freelance story, my office looks like a disaster area.  There are two computers running and one of them will have ten or twelve browsers open.  Books are all over the floor with handwritten notes stuck … Continue reading

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Requiem

I love the notion of terrestrial radio.  It is dying, of course, as more and more radio stations are bought by media conglomerates.  Like almost everything else in our daily lives, consolidation eliminates options. On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at … Continue reading

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The Chemo Drip

One of my friends has cancer. Finally, I said it “out loud.” She’s a very good friend, one of my best.  I have been overwhelmed by her illness and her amazing strength in the midst of her own fear.  She … Continue reading

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The Jealous One

Last Tuesday, I called in sick from work.  I was tired and had a headache; I just wanted to lay in bed under the puff.  It was the first day of a cold that lasted all week.  It wasn’t allergies, … Continue reading

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