This has been another horrendous few weeks for those of us engaged in human rights activism. I believe that we all have a right to life, and a right to protect that life and the lives of those around us. In order to protect our lives, we must be allowed the means to do so. If […]
As the tragedies mount up, I just want to bury my head. It is hard to remember the joy I felt less than two weeks ago. Waiting for me when I returned from my travels across the country and back, had been boxes containing the November-December issue of Women & Guns magazine. Only a few […]
Sitting quietly for three hours in a blind could be hard for any hunter. Many parents would think it would be almost impossible for a seven-year-old. However, Laurelai and her dad had entered the structure ready for a long wait. This was the little girl’s much-anticipated first deer hunt. She had wanted to shoot a […]
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.