The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Free For The Taking

 an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson The Maine’s Free Stuff Finder, Shannon, is currently on the Trek Across Maine – a three-day, 180 mile bike ride across the state. This photo from her Roadside Treasures portfolio is our way of sending well wishes for her adventure and our hope that she gets plenty of rest when […]

The Gentleman

My brother is a Navy pilot and his callsign is The Gentleman. He’s currently deployed in Afghanistan far, far away from his home in Maine. This is his current dispatch. On our trip from the West Coast of the United States to Afghanistan, my squadron made five stops. While flying over the Atlantic at 500 miles an hour […]


photographs and text by Brian Willson Jack and I crossed paths with a friendly, older birding couple on our Beech Hill hike this morning. I could tell they were birders by their binoculars. We met them just as I’d heard the blackpoll warbler singing again from across Beech Hill Road—whose voice I pointed out to […]

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