I made myself available to listen and this is what people told me

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Over the weekend, I participated in citydrift/Portland, “a three-day meta-event” that took place in Portland. I am still not clear on what a “meta-event” is, but I know that there were various installations, performances, and other related goings on. I participated because Mariah Bergeron asked me to, and I do whatever Mariah Bergeron asks me to do. […]

I told Eater Maine how I would like to see the world changed with food…

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Eater relaunched its site design today. From Eater Maine: To mark the relaunch of Eater today, the Features team compiled a collection of seventy-two of the best ideas for how people around the world are or how they plan to or how they want to change the world through food. A lot of the ideas are incredibly earnest. […]

The Maine GOP is a successful, albeit soulless, machine

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“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” — Mark Twain You know, sometimes you produce a short documentary about an gubernatorial candidate that—unbeknownst to you—contains a song lyric that alludes to another elected official giving head. Then the GOP […]

On chaperoning two grown women I met at a trade show to a weed dispensary in Denver

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The trip to the dispensary was initiated by Maggie, a “product representative” in her mid-40s, who came over to our booth and tested the waters by jokingly asking a leading-question about pot. “Where’s the weed,” she asked, pawing her way through our bowl of free candy. “You should give that away instead,” she laughed. “It […]

“Internal data” points to brightening of Maine’s future

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I don’t usually focus on polling, because focusing on polling is boring and makes politics more of a horse race than it should be. That said, despite Public Policy Polling showing the candidate to be polling at his lowest numbers yet, an email from the Cutler camp suggests “internal data shows that voters are moving […]

Giving up the drink or: why I had to give up on booze

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I have written about my relationship with addiction in the past, but that was about pills and not the drink. I really—really—love booze. Having perhaps loved it too much for about a decade or so, we are going to be taking a break. Similar to relationships I have had in the past, where the love—unbeknownst […]