Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lisa’s Pizza vs. Bill’s Pizza in Old Orchard Beach

By | June 29, 2017

Tonight my family took a ride to Old Orchard Beach to get pizza and Pier Fries. I used to go to Old Orchard a lot during the summer when I was younger, but I’ve only been a couple of times in the last 10 years or so. It looks a lot different than it used… Read More »

My summer reading list, from Percy Jackson to Howard Stern

By | June 28, 2017

Most summer reading lists consist of new books. Mine is a little different, because there are only a couple of new releases (so far). I never used to have a reading list. I used to just read any book that sounded good. But as I get older I find that there are more and more… Read More »

Enjoying a beautiful Maine weekend

By | June 26, 2017

When you see pictures of Maine, they’re usually full of lighthouses, rocky or sandy coastline, beautiful lakes and green forests. You will find all this when you come to Maine, but you have to be here at the right time. If you think about it, Maine has about two months of summer weather. Mid-June to… Read More »

Happy Father’s Day on this muggy Sunday in Maine

By | June 18, 2017

When I opened my email this morning, this is what I found from my 10-year-old son: One day, the lord said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. A few million years later, god gave many people heroes. They were marvel comics, they were the Spartans, they were even the gods. My idea of… Read More »

Why I might give audiobooks another try

By | June 16, 2017

I’ve always read a lot, even back when I was a little kid. Now, at 49 years old, I’m usually in bed by 9 o’clock so I can read for an hour or two before falling asleep. Don’t get too excited, ladies – this wild man’s already taken! Lately I’ve been thinking about trying an… Read More »

How I stopped Alfred the groundhog from eating my entire garden

By | June 14, 2017

Every summer, I have a vegetable garden. I plant the same standards every year – tomatoes, peas, yellow squash, and zucchini, with a small separate area for basil, dill and parsley. I also plant an extra or two every year, such as lettuce or carrots. The past two years I’ve added peppers, with very little… Read More »

The new Dynamic Duo – Two Spragues for the price of one in the Sanford News

By | June 12, 2017

I write a monthly guest column, titled “Musings of a Middle Aged Man”, in the Sanford News, our local newspaper. I’ve been writing this column for a little over 3 years now, I believe. My 10-year-old son Samuel began writing his own Sanford News column, “Willard School Happenings”, last fall. It’s about things happening in… Read More »