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How to be a Class Act (or at least most of the way)

My grandmother used to have an expression. I don’t hear it much anymore but it’s really stuck with me: Handsome is as handsome does. What I think it means is that the qualities that make a person attractive, worthy of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2020!

Merry Christmas Everyone, Most of us are young and lucky enough to have lived our entire lives without any overwhelming cataclysms like world wars and pandemics. Especially for those of you who’ve been born and raised in rural Maine, the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Energy and the National Goals – A Crisis of Confidence

Good Evening: This a special night for me. Exactly three years ago, on July 15, 1976, I accepted the nomination of my party to run for President of the United States. I promised you a President who is not isolated … Continue reading

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Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

My fellow Americans: Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my … Continue reading

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A case for getting away with things once in a while.

I believe that life is only worth living if we have a certain amount of personal freedom to weasel our way out of an indiscretion once in a while, break an ordinance or two, maybe even buy something we’re not … Continue reading

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Short Story: James and Alice by Ken LaVoie

This is a short story I’m working on. Love to hear your feedback, and suggestions. Chapter 1 – Hijacked Hearts It was six years ago that Alice hijacked James’ heart. There were no demands, no ransom, but he would have … Continue reading

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Urging Governor Mills to life moratorium on evictions & her response

I’d like to address the issue of the executive order regarding evictions. For the most part, rental units in our communities (and especially here in Kennbec County and more rural areas) are owned by “salt of the earth mom and … Continue reading

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To Governor Mills regarding “Stay Safer at Home” plan during COVID-19

First, I want to commend you on standing up and doing what you feel is best. I know it’s not easy, in these times of heightened divisiveness to rise above the insults and vitriol from all sides and stay the … Continue reading

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Real estate investment book & package launch

After a ten-year marathon of inspecting, buying, rehabbing, and selling 53 units of buy-and-hold rental real estate, we’ve written a book about the process & assembled a collection of great tools….

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Merry Christmas 2018

My underlying mission here is always the same: Excavate & dust off some “bit of God” that’s become buried under our bustling lives. Illuminate something about Christmas that explains why it’s so much more powerful than just another hour at … Continue reading

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