Category Archives: History & Politics

Thornton Academy senior works toward political future

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  SACO – Most high school seniors spend their final fall semester in school worrying about their favorite team, friends and what they are going to do when their high school years come to an end. Porter Washington, an 18-year-old senior at Thornton Academy, did think about these things, but during the fall semester of […]

From the Berkshires to Bremerton

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Today was another successful day of editing, writing and rewriting. I think I managed to make it through another 50 pages in my book, Homecoming. Today the story went from the foothills of the Berkshires to the Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. Perhaps this is my favorite sentence of the day. “He had money in his […]

60 days later … have you done anything yet?

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I’ve been waiting; we’ve all been waiting. On Thursday, October 17, at about 12:30 a.m. President Obama signed new legislation for the temporary spending plan that was passed by both the House and Senate. Passage of this agreement, after 16 days of arguing and fighting, funded the government for approximately 90 days. It allowed furloughed […]

Out of Eden Walk – One year later and still walking

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It’s not exactly Maine news, or information about our state, but in a way, I think it’s connected. I hope you like the update. About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Paul Salopek and his editors from the National Geographic Society. At the time, I was enrolled in graduate class in narrative nonfiction […]