Red over Red

Red over Red

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Firehouse Forum! A Panel of Top Maritime Historians and Me!

Maine Coast Bookshop in Damariscotta, Maine is one of those endangered species, Bookstorus excellantus, the wonderful small independent bookstore. They sponsor a series of talks called the Firehouse Forum. Recently I had the opportunity to participate in one of their forums that centered on the maritime history of Maine and the wider world. Also on the panel were author and University of Maine professor Warren Riess and Lincoln Paine, whose most recent book is The Sea and Civilization.

The Firehouse Forum is now available to watch on-line. It's pretty fun, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Loved this Moose

I was taking my daily constitutional at the Rec Center in Brunswick, ME when this caught my eye. There were a number of large paintings done by local school kids, and this was a small part of one of them, but it really struck me. I love the look on the moose's face, his whole demeanor. The artist really caught something. Makes me want to put my arm around the blue moose and tell him everything is going to be all right.