I must confess that I am absolutely terrible at making and keeping New Year Resolutions. Part of the reason, I suspect, is my complete lack of imagination for how to craft an inspired list to begin with, I mean, who wants to give up sugar, for real? So, for this next year, I am throwing […]
If you’re familiar at all with the hit Broadway show Hamilton, then you know all about the famous duel in which Aaron Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in 1804. When the smoke cleared, Burr fled to South Carolina where his daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston lived with her family. Skip ahead to 1813 and we find Mrs. […]
Last night, like every other year, I stayed up to watch The Sound of Music on network TV while I wrapped Christmas presents and waxed poetic about my watching this same movie as a kid. I sang all the songs with enthusiasm despite being totally tone deaf and I went to bed with visions of […]
If you are from Maine or any New England state for that matter then chances are pretty good that you’ve participated in a Yankee Swap during the holidays. But do you really know what a Yankee Swap is or where it came from? Be prepared to be amazed as I drop some historical facts on you. […]
My phone rang at 4:35 a.m. this morning. I didn’t answer it because I just knew it was the school robot calling to tell me the news that schools have been closed for the day due to treacherous weather conditions. While many parents bemoan a snow day as some form of torture, a big part of […]
How a domestic cat fought an owl in midair and lived.
“Adulting” is “hard” has become the belly aching rallying cry of anyone self-indulgent enough to actually complain about their first world problems.
Downeast writer, Crystal Ponti pens a jaw-dropping tale of Bangor’s most famous madam.