“We’re putting a human on top of a missile and shooting him into space and it’s never been done before. I need a mathematician that can look beyond the numbers, at math that doesn’t exist.” — Al Harrison (played by Kevin Costner) from the movie Hidden Figures How do we set out to do what’s […]
The Maine Literary Awards is an annual competition sponsored and coordinated by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Nominations are open to all Maine residents (including part-time seasonal residents). The statewide competition is for published books, as well as drama, short works (either published or unpublished), and student writing. Maine writers may self-nominate, or be […]
It is not surprising that an enterprise as monumental as a 2,190-mile hiking trail would be fraught with challenges: conceptual, physical, political, and financial. Blend in strong personalities, deeply held beliefs, and competing interests, and you’ve got yourself quite a story. Jeffrey Ryan has written a tightly researched, well-crafted book that will interest both hiking […]
Very nice piece by intrepid hiker Aislinn Sarnacki of the Bangor Daily News. When walking on a public trail through the woods, have you ever stopped to wonder about how that trail got there in the first place? Who mapped out the trail? Who built it? Who keeps it clear of brush and fallen trees? […]
I visited North Conway, New Hampshire last week, where I had a chance to be interviewed by intrepid hiker, Ed Parsons. Old hikers usually get along famously, which was certainly the case here. Ed writes a great weekly article about day hikes in the White Mountains for The Conway Daily Sun and had recently finished […]
Wrapping up week one of my Wisconsin book tour (appearances in Baraboo and Elm Grove) and gearing up for another fun week. I’ll be at the Hawthorne Branch of the Madison Public Library on Monday, October 23 and the Fond Du Lac Public Library on October 25. The weather has been fantastic for fall hiking and […]
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