Daily Archives: May 13, 2010

Coffeehouse observation No. 126

A woman just sat down at the table next to me. Tattoos on her shoulder and both her cheeks are pierced. Is that something new? She is the second woman in about a week and a half who has come into the coffeehouse with studs in her cheeks. Oh, and the one today is wearing a yellow strapless top that she keeps having to, um, adjust.

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State revenues exceeded estimates again | Maine Public Broadcasting Network

State revenues exceeded estimates again | Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Maine GOP apologizes for convention incident | Bangor Daily News

Maine GOP apologizes for convention incident – Bangor Daily News.

Maine soldiers make Bangor stop before deployment | Bangor Daily News

Maine soldiers make Bangor stop before deployment – Bangor Daily News.

Salmon released in Branch Lake for first time in a decade | Bangor Daily News

Salmon released in Branch Lake for first time in a decade – Bangor Daily News.

Get thee to Westbrook: Fancy a bit of the Bard? | Portland Press Herald

Acorn Productions hosts Shakespeare Festival

this weekend and next at Riverbank Park

If you fell asleep in English class when your teacher made you read “Macbeth,” well, fie upon thee.

Away, I say.

Get thee hence to Westbrook’s Riverbank Park, where methinks you’ll find redemption at the Westbrook Shakespeare Festival. This weekend and next, the Naked Shakespeare company, presented by Acorn Productions, will hold outdoor performances of “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet” in the park.

But soft! There is more, my liege.

The plays are free (verily, donations will be accepted), and will include a musical prologue featuring a guitar and mandolin playing music contemporary to Shakespeare.

The audience is welcome to bring a picnic or buy a boxed dinner from Blue Burrito, which is preparing food especially for the event. Other local restaurants, including Portland Pie Co. and the Frog and Turtle, will be offering specials afterward.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Meredith Goad in the Portland Press Herald.

Call it class struggle: How politics went too far at a Maine school | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[I’d like to say I’m surprised by the so-called adults who showed extremely bad manners while they were very temporary guests in the classroom in question, but more often than not, politicians take the low road. — KM]

Nemitz: Call it class struggle: How politics went too far at a Maine school | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Energy week’s second wind | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Energy week’s second wind | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Coffeehouse observation No. 125

I am at the coffeehouse sitting next to a gray-haired woman with “U.S. Census Bureau” on her briefcase. She’s fumbling around attempting to text on her cell phone and not doing a particularly good job at it. I sure hope she’s better counting than she is texting.

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