Category Archives: maine

Pocket Radio

The following day my father brought home two crystal radio sets shaped as rockets. They were made in Japan. My father was an electrical engineer with New England Bell and explained their workings, “You attached alligator clips to a metal object. The signal is transmitted to the antenna and you tuned the radio with a […]

A GIRL AT HER BEST by Peter Nolan Smith

My introduction to baseball came on a warm Saturday morning in April of 1958. My older brother and and I was watching my favorite show, THE THREE STOOGES. Moe was slapping Larry and Curley. My father entered the living room of our house on Falmouth Foresides and shut off the Zenith black-and-white. “It’s too nice […]

Seagulls In The Air

falmouth foresides, maine, seagulls, sebago lake

Danger – Moose Crossing

Back in 2008 GOP made a big deal out of Sara Palin’s ability to kill a moose. The Alaskan governor claimed that she used to wake up at 3am to shoot them. Most people would still be in bed. Personally I have nothing against guns, but coming from Maine my relationship with moose is different […]

Make Mine Rare

Last Labor Day weekend in Maine my brother-in-law and I had several discussions about whether it was better to BBQ with charcoal or gas. The world’s leading leisurologist voted for gas and I bowed to the swami’s greater savvy on this subject. Some subjects you have to leave to the experts.