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In “new news media,” honesty remains important


At Maine Startup & Create Week, I spoke on a panel about new news media. (Specifically, the panel was called “New News Media: Staying relevant in the evolving face of news media.” Panelists included Lauren Landry (Digital Content Specialist for Northeastern University and a contributor to Boston Magazine), Frank Gruber (Tech.Co), and myself. We discussed […]

Ultimate 2014 Maine Holiday Gift Guide: Over 150 Maine Gifts


BEHOLD! The 2014 Maine gift guide! Here is a list of holiday gifts made by folks from Maine and/or have some sort of connection to the state. Be careful, as this guide is so hot it will likely melt your face right off of that pretty head of yours. Holiday gift season doesn’t have to […]

Korn, Glee, and questioning authority: I was interviewed on the Katalyst podcast


Kyle Poissonnier of Katalyst had me on his podcast this week. You can listen to it here. It is the first of two podcast interviews I will appear in this week, as I have apparently become the Dom Deluise of Maine-based Internet talk shows. Along with my wife, I recently modeled a limited edition hoodie […]

The Maine GOP is a successful, albeit soulless, machine


“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 […]

Let’s figure it out together at citydrift/Portland


You will find me behind a table full of books at citydrift/Portland (September 19 – 21). Before I explain, a bit about the event: Over a 72-hour period, Portland will experience three days of drifts and simultaneous creation and installation of drift documentation or ephemera, including panel discussions at the citydrift/Portland hubs. citydrift/Portland will conclude […]

Katalyst’s limited edition Maine Fall Hoodie to benefit suicide prevention efforts

Jamie Mercurio Photography

I don’t do a lot of professional posing—my modeling days have come and gone—but when Kyle Poissonnier asked my wife and me to be featured wearing his latest line of hoodies, there was a twist that made me enthusiastic to participate. Katalyst‘s new line of limited edition hoodies are intended to spread awareness about suicide—September […]

“I’m King of the Mall” or: Confessions of a Teenage Mall Rat


Sometime in my later teenage years, my elderly father told me that he enjoyed sitting on the benches in the mall and just watching young people be young. He appreciated our energy and liked sitting and letting it wash over him. I understood this more than he figured I did. I enjoyed going there largely […]

A Millennial Declaration of Independence: It’s not me, it’s you


Feeling abandoned by political parties—and the two party system as we presently know it—young people largely lean independent (as do an increasing number of Americans). Desperate in the face of dwindling affiliation, some party activists’ method of appealing to us is by way of ridicule and hurling blame. This morning I was reminded of why […]

Jason Read on Truth in a Networked World


USM Philosophy Professor Jason Read and I will be panelists at Think + Drink: Truth in a Networked World at SPACE Gallery on Wednesday, May 7th. The event is organized by Maine Humanities Council. We had a long, meandering conversation about the topic at Sonny’s where I was fueled by booze, Prof. Read by black […]