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Entero, cocci! Behind the Maine Healthy Beaches Initiative

This morning, some visiting extended family members and I took a trip to the little-known pocket beach called Goodies Beach in Rockport, Maine. It was a sunny day, the water was warm enough to swim in with a bit of pluck, and we were all having a blast noodling about with buckets, shovels, splashes, hermit [...]

I See London, I See France, I See Greenland’s …

I saw Greenland’s mountains. I saw the actual mountains. The rocks. [...]

Which Florida Will You Visit?

Visions of Florida tourism, from VisitFlorida and from the Escambia County Health Department. [...]

Perhaps You Should Not Try Your Hand at this Machine

It’s a subtle indicator like this that a real pro looks for in a casino.

Come to think of it, perhaps this sign should be placed throughout the gambling establishment.

Middle Aged Dork In Atlanta

The most recent signal to me that I am a middle-aged dork: On the way to my hotel in Atlanta, tonight, I passed by an “adult novelty” store called Inserection. The thought came to my mind, “That’s a misspelling. Don’t they realize that’s a turn off?”

Honorable Menschen: Portland, Maine

A few months ago, I was visiting the city of Portland, Maine and parked along a street for an hour or so. The parking meters on that street were set a few feet away from the curb. Not seeing my alloted parking meter, I didn’t feed it a coin.

When I returned to my [...]

Visit Louisiana!

Come visit Louisiana – where you can pick up free oil on the seashore! [...]

The Crocus Blooms Before the Harbor

Although halfway up the coast of Maine is farther north than Toronto, Canada, in the winter the weather here is often more like that in Pennsylvania, the ocean warms the air so much. Spring’s here, or at least that’s what the crocus tells me:

But the harbors here haven’t bloomed yet. They’re still in [...]

Travel to Aroostook County Maine? Keep the Uniform Anti-Gay Landslide of 2009 in Mind

Since the the November 2009 vote in Maine to abolish marriage equality by passing Ballot Question 1, I’ve been looking at the vote in greater detail, tallying up and mapping results for the towns of Maine from county to county. In most counties there has been variation to show, with some towns voting to ban [...]

Outside Passamaquoddy Territories, Washington County Maine is Gay-Unfriendly

Are you and your same-sex partner planning a trip to Washington County, the most Northeastern of the coastal counties in the state of Maine? Looking for the first sunrise in Eastport or a quasi-Canadian experience in Calais? Consider what kind of reaction you’ll get: as the map below shows, with two exceptions each and every [...]

The Gay-Friendly Towns of Coastal Hancock County, Maine

If you’re half of a gay or lesbian couple planning a trip to Maine later this year, make sure you know what you’re getting into. While the sign on the state’s southern border declares Maine to be “the way life should be,” whether things really are the way they should be varies from place to [...]