Author Archives: Gary Sprague

Direct Primary Care sounds like a good idea

By | October 9, 2017

Growing older tends to mean more visits to the doctor. And with today’s healthcare in America, the more I need my doctor, the less time he has to see me. I went to see my doctor last week. He walked into the room and said, “Hello, I only have 5 or 10 minutes, I’m way… Read More »

It’s fall in Maine. Wait, it’s summer. Now it’s fall again.

By | October 3, 2017

Remember the good old days,  when Maine had four seasons? Winter slowly changed to spring, spring became summer, and so on? Now I have no idea what’s going on. Last week, the last week of September, I had the air conditioner on almost every night because it was warm and humid. That’s not normal September… Read More »

My story in an upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul book

By | September 11, 2017

I haven’t been able to post on here for several weeks. But now I’m back (crowd goes wild!), and I have some writing news. First, I’ve recently had a couple of short stories accepted for publication. Both will be published in October, I believe. And even better, one of my stories is going to appear… Read More »

I finally win a major award at the last Mainers game of the season

By | August 3, 2017

For the past three summers I’ve been attending Sanford Mainers baseball games with my wife and son. I usually buy a ticket or two for several different prizes that are given away at each game. The tickets are only a dollar apiece and the prizes are usually gift certificates at local businesses. In three years,… Read More »

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

By | July 31, 2017

Yesterday was a beautiful Sunday here in Maine. According to my morning visit to Facebook, everyone was doing something exciting – going to the beach, or the lake, or for a motorcycle ride. My family did nothing. And honestly, sometimes I like just doing nothing. When I say nothing, I’m actually doing something – I… Read More »