Remembering Norris Nickerson

On Thursday, April 17th, Bangor and the Eastern Maine community as a whole lost a giant of a man with the passing of Norris Nickerson.  According to his obituary in the Bangor Daily News, Nickerson, 74, passed away due to complications from a blood cancer.  Mr. Nickerson spent 49 years as an educator in Bangor, beginning […]

Former Senior Leaguers Dot Opening Day Line-ups

Ah, opening day.  A harbinger of warmer days ahead.  In these parts, Major League Baseball’s opening day really made us dream big as many of us awoke to freezing temperatures and snow outside. While we anticipate warmer weather in the days ahead, our thoughts turn to baseball on the local diamonds throughout the state.  As the snow […]

Winslow’s Jim Poulin Continues to Inspire

Life is ripe with relationships.  There are those who are lifelong friends, who we maintain contact with on a regular basis.  There are the drifting relationships, people we once spent a great deal of time with, yet as life paths change, so does the frequency of contact.  In our lives there are people who only […]

In the Press Box Basketball Season Never Ends

It’s hard to believe nearly a month has passed since gold basketballs were awarded in various locales throughout Maine.  While the Red Sox begin their World Series title defense, local teams are eagerly awaiting the absence of snow on the diamonds in their quests to claim state supremacy. The late arrival of spring has managed to keep high school basketball […]

The Kids are All Right: Celebrating Today’s Student-Athlete

“Our youth now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”  Socrates- 5th Century B.C. And so […]

I Am NOT a Self-Made Man: My Sports Journey

Note:  This is Part 1 of a series devoted to recognizing those who have helped me in my athletics journey In 1859, Frederick Douglass, a pioneer in the abolition of slavery, delivered a famous lecture touting the concept of the self-made man.  This was not a foreign concept in America at the time.  A number of our country’s founders […]