Growing up, most of my friends were boys. Until I started working as a ski instructor, I had very few female friends. The girls and women with whom I was most aligned were always, like me, tomboys. Because I shared so many of the same interests, I have almost never felt uncomfortable around males. I […]
Several years ago my husband’s best friend gave him a poster that we have had hung in our entryway ever since. “For the DETERMINED,” it reads, “There is time and OPPORTUNITY.” It has a silhouette of a fly fisherman, and it answered the complaint that there was never enough time to go fishing. When we are determined, […]
To whom and/or what would you pledge “my life, my fortune, my sacred honor,” knowing you were very likely to lose the first two? That is what the signers of the Declaration of independence pledged. They risked everything. It was not until I was studying American History in college that I was confronted in a school […]
There are some things that people should understand before voting for the citizen initiatives on the 2016 Maine ballot. Judging by the chatter on several of my social network sites, there is much confusion. Maine is organized in the same representative form as the federal government. We elect Representatives and Senators to handle the legislative […]
The powers of the Government are divided, to prevent a single person or group of people from becoming a ruling class. The powers of each branch are precisely defined, and all other rights and power belong to the governed.