Guns, wedding gowns, cold beer. I think one of these things at Hussey’s General Store in Windsor, Maine does not belong with the other two, but I can’t decide which it is.
This is the opposite of what happens in the big cities, where specialty shops like Filipino groceries or antique travel book shops [...]
If you head westish out of Lincolnville Center, Maine, as I did today, you’ll run into a place named “Slab City” on the map. As you can see from the photo I snapped over an open field, it’s not really a city and I couldn’t find anything like a slab. This whole part of [...]
Most legislators who propose that a particular day be named for some concept tend to home in on some particular concept, cause or constituency. But this year in Maine, State Representative Scott Hamann has introduced a bill that at least in principle appeals to everyone. If passed, HP 1067 would institute the first Wednesday in [...]
Alas, I couldn’t find Avon Street.
Should I search for it?
The prize may be “actual hair samples of Abominable Snowmen, Bigfoot, Yowie, and Orang Pendek” or “fecal matter from a small Yeti.”
In the summer of 2012, the DC Beltway corporation No Labels tried to create the appearance of a grassroots movement sweeping across the country in support of tax cuts for corporations and social security cuts for people. Its tool: ConnectUs, a social network platform on which people could earn points by talking about the necessity [...]
I saw this sign yesterday while travelling through South Somerville, Maine. If this were a valid ding against the scientific theory of evolution — which doesn’t claim that evolutionary pressures create absolutely optimal biological design — then wouldn’t it also be a criticism of the religious theory of God — which does claim that its [...]
Opponents of same-sex marriage have repeatedly asserted that if two men or two women are allowed to wed, bestial marriages will come next:
Stardust Dolittle, March 29 2013:
“The only thing is this will open new doors on other people’s rights to marry their dogs or camels, or for 40 years old men to marry [...]
Let’s not forget that our politicians made a choice to enter the “sequester,” a word that hardly anybody knows the definition of but that means that the United States is cutting its budget. Cutting the budget, in turn, isn’t just about a budget. It’s about America choosing not to engage in as many collective efforts [...]
Are we really supposed to believe that convenience store clerks who are selling people gambling tickets, and beer, and cigarettes, and chewing tobacco, and pornographic magazines can’t handle hearing a customer say, “I’d like a Kwikie”? [...]
We’ve only just begun to receive our latest snowstorm up here in Maine, but the first few inches delight me, with the promise of feet to come. I’ll have some work to do to make my immediate environment livable, but after a winter that wasn’t last year I’m refreshed. It’s good to have [...]