Artillery: Crossing a Ford

Walt Whitman wrote a short, evocative poem called “Cavalry Crossing a Ford” that has stayed with me for many years:       A line in long array where they wind betwixt green islands, They take a serpentine course, their arms flash in the … Continue reading

Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part three)

part three in a four-part series I’m talking this week with writer Brian Swartz about his excellent blog Maine at War. In yesterday’s segment, we talked about the connection people in Maine felt—or didn’t feel—to the war taking place so … Continue reading

Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part two)

Part two of a four-part series I’m talking this week with Brian Swartz, a former writer and editor for Maine’s Bangor Daily News. While with the paper, he started a regular column and blog called Maine at War. He belongs … Continue reading