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Featuring a new layout, new graphics and new projects, my design portfolio went through a bit of a “relaunch” recently. Check it out here. Advertisements

8 things to help you survive Frankenstorm Sandy

The “storm of the year,” without a doubt calls for a preparation list. Here are just a few things I think may make your hurricane experience a bit more pleasurable. 1. A brick house. We all remember the three little pigs and the big bad wolf right? He huffed and he puffed and he blew […]

Peppers and Punk Rock

You know those late nights that end up turning into early mornings? Then your alarm clock goes off and you’re forced to drag yourself out to bed, get to work, and spend the day waiting to do it all over again? Well, as it seems this just about sums up my summer, I have discovered […]

Why Dunkin’ should stick to iced coffee

So many bagels and not enough Blogel-ing! (Yes, that is now a verb.) It seems I have been too busy stuffing my face with bagels and dancing around to ska music on boats to remember to actually write about it. Well the delay is no more! Recent bagel conclusions: 1. This morning I did something strange. […]

This guy clearly likes bagels just as much as I do

Man accused of refusing to leave Portland bagel shop, assaulting police What’s funny about this is that there is probably about a 1 in 10 chance that I’m not at The Works a little after 7:30 a.m. How could I have missed this bagel drama?! Oh well. Next time. I told you guys I’d always […]

10 reasons Mainers should stop complaining about hot weather

Mainers – I know it’s hot out, but let’s be honest. It is also a beautiful summer day and there are a million more reasons to be happy than miserable. Here are a few. 1. We all have a pool Pack up the beach towels, sunscreen, boogie boards and cucumber sandwiches because you’re probably not […]

Skreggae Sunday

An island; a boat; beer; reggae music; ska music; summer; El Grande … need I continue?? El Grande will set sail out to Peaks Island this weekend to play Reggae Sunday at Jones Landing. That’s right; 3 hours of all the Grande lovin’ you could ask for, with beautiful weather on its way to accompany […]

When delicious foods merge

I remember being about 7 years old and claiming that french toast was my favorite food (at times rivaled by tacos). It’s just so damn good! I’m not generally a big fan of sweet things, especially for breakfast, but there’s something about french toast that just hits the spot every time. Throw a little cinnamon […]

Here comes the rain

As I think back on this rainy yet eventful three-day weekend, I can’t remember consuming one single bagel. Not one! WEIRD. I’ll have to address that situation before the end of the day today, but until then a Blogel post is still in order. Bagels or no bagels this weekend offered up some noteworthy shenanigans […]

Boho, beaches and bagels by design

Sunday was one of those days where you just kind of get up and leave. I woke up around 9, saw that it was sunny, and immediately felt the need to get out of my apartment. Days like these are not to be wasted inside! So me and what’s left of my Maine atlas (pretty […]