For the second time this year, Portland hosted three different cruise ships at the same time today. The last time it happened was on Sept. 26. This season, Portland is expected to handle almost a hundred cruise ship visits. Next year’s schedule is already filling up, too. Today’s ships were the 2,038-passenger Summit, the 684-passenger Regatta […]
Walking through Deering Oaks Park in Portland yesterday, I came across this scene. Three people were feeding a squirrel. They patiently held out the bread and kept still, so as not to frighten the little, whiskered creature. The squirrel, somehow, had the courage to trust the humans, even though we are, as a species, not […]
I spent a steamy July day at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, learning all about the Portland and Lewiston Interurban electric trolleys that used to zip between Portland and Lewiston. They could go almost 90 mph. That’s fast. You could get from Monument Square in Portland, to Union Station in Lewiston with several stops along […]
Sometimes people refer to me and my artwork. That always makes me uncomfortable. I don’t consider myself an artist. I have zero art training. My degree is in English literature. I’m more of an artisan, someone who crafts things with an obvious purpose. In my case, the pictures, video — and music — I create […]
I was at Hadlock Field in Portland on Friday night to catch Rusney Castillo, who just inked seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, play some ball with the Portland Sea Dogs. Portland beat the Binghamton Mets, taking a 2-1 game lead in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division Championship Series.
Tattoos are commonplace in Portland. When the warm temperatures of summer reign and skin is revealed in abundance, you see them everywhere. Full sleeves of intricate imagery creep from shoulders to elbows. Skirts hover above decorated legs and sweetheart’s names blaze across many a sternum for the world to see. But one tattoo stood out […]