An Open Letter To The President

Dear President Trump: I am sending you this letter to speak for all of those who might not believe that their voice is being heard. I am writing to make you listen to the voices you are ignoring. In short, I am writing today Mr. President, on behalf of the American people Frankly sir, we …

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A Time For Sense In A Senseless Time

I watched the news like everyone else, with a combination of shock and horror - mixed with a sort of sick feeling deep down in my gut. Seventeen. Seventeen people. Seventeen human beings trying to make their way in the world. A genuine hero in the form of coach Aaron Feis who put himself between …

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Thank You Trump Voters

  I was silent throughout the entire election process. I was not a huge fan of any of the candidates, (except Bernie in the early days, even though I knew he had no chance). In the end I voted for Hillary not because I thought she was the savior of this great nation but because …

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On Guns and Sensibility…

I have been mulling this issue over for months now. Every time I have tried to sit down to write anything, there it has been – hanging over me like a dark cloud. Whenever a subject came to me that I wanted write about, there it was – leaning over my shoulder like some dark …

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I believe…

I've been giving some thought lately to what I believe. What is it that makes me, well me. While certainly I would never consider boring you with a complete list of everything that I believe, this is a few that came to mind today... I believe that laziness is a good thing. If it were …

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“Special Rights” or Equal Rights?

Three years ago here in my great state of Maine, the Legislature voted to legalize Same-Sex Marriage. Shortly thereafter however, the Conservative Right began pouring millions of out-of-state dollars into a media smear campaign that resulted ultimately in the law being put to a people's vote and narrowly overturned by a 53% to 47% margin. …

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On Freedom and Morality…

I have been thinking a lot lately about the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans, and the morality of how those freedoms are applied. Take our Freedom of Speech for instance. That most essential component of the First Amendment to the Constitution. We all know that the First Amendment gives Americans the right to well, …

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A Glimmer of Hope

Well my friends, after months – nay years of growing skepticism and depression regarding our political landscape, there is finally a glimmer of hope. At least here in the Great White North. Yes, we lucky citizens of the great State of Maine finally have a reason to rejoice. If you follow my blog, you have …

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