Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tomorrow (FRI)! Black Bear coffee chat

 Do you live near black bears in Maine?  Probably.  Wouldn't you like to know more about them?  I know I do!

Join MDIFW's Black Bear + Canada Lynx Biologist, Jen Vashon, for coffee tomorrow morning (Friday)! Jen will be discussing Maine's robust bear population and how to avoid conflicts with bears.

 Click here to watch, or set a reminder to participate in this live video chat on YouTube!

WHAT: Coffee chat with Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Biologist Jen Vashon about Black Bears and how to avoid conflict with our big neighbors


WHEN: 9:30am on Friday, Mar 26, 2021

COST:  Free!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Bigfoot in Maine: release date and BDN article!

Well, the cat's out of the bag now! Here's the first article about my upcoming book, Bigfoot in Maine. 😃 
You can preorder a signed copy here on my site, it will be shipped for its release date of May 24th!

 I'll post the final cover art as soon as the design department at History Press gets it to me.  Thanks everyone!

192 pages of manuscript, done!

While the article reports that "Bigfoot’s story in Maine begins with ancient Wabanaki traditional stories about a giant, manlike creature, known as the Wendigo, who frequents the Maine woods," in my book I specifically refrain from any lengthy discussion of Native American traditions since I don't have any authority or knowledge to speak of them. I'm not sure where that information in the article was drawn from, as it wasn't from my interview with the reporter, or the sample chapters I sent him.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Spirits Alive winter lecture finale - Maine Bicentennial epic!

Here's something fun to do while the weather is still iffy! It's the last episode in Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery's winter lecture series - Saturday March 27th!! 

The Silent Bicentennial with Herb Adams 

Saturday, March 27 1:30pm to 2:30pm 

COVID-19 burst Maine’s Bicentennial (2020) like it was a battered balloon, but the boisterous years to Statehood (1820) and The Maine Centennial (1920) were anything but a bust. The story will be told in 2 parts: “To Make the Angels Weep! Maine’s Struggle for Statehood, 1820,” the true backstory of Kings and slavery, bad math and bad politics, defiance, and backroom deals that made Maine the 23rd State, and “The Big Parade—Centennial, 1920!” 

Maine’s biggest birthday bash ever included biplanes, submarines, silent movies, native encampments, cavalry charges, booming parades, and the governor in a canoe in Deering Oaks in Portland. 

Register for the Silent Bicentennial lecture here: 

When: Saturday March 27th - Starts 1:30pm and lasts about an hour or so 

Located on Zoom—A different link is available for each event each month. 

Register in advance as the event is limited to 100 attendees

Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Spirits Alive does this lecture series every winter, you can find more information about it on their website here: