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July 4, 2019

Rest easy, Patriots.  You, the forbearers of this nation, which serves as the shining light for the world, having ignited the flame of freedom for untold legions. Your sacrifice, vision and construction of the American Dream is well tended by your legacy in the hearts...

December 25, 2018

To the Broken Hearted on Christmas Eve…

If you are reading this message on Christmas Eve, perhaps you are alone.  And if you are alone, missing someone, or awash in the bittersweet nostalgia of Christmas past, I want you to know that you are very much loved.  I may not...

October 13, 2018

During a recent canoe trip to the Northern Maine Woods and Allagash Region in Maine, I found ample time to reflect on my life growing up in this outdoor sanctuary.  The guests that I had the honor of guiding on this trip were particularly independent and “early to bed,...

August 31, 2018

“That,” which kills...

Survivors of suicide are left behind with an eternity to try to attach meaning to the simple question, ”Why?”  We struggle with all the obligatory “what if’s,” and “if only’s”, which are of course thrust into the past tense following the vacuous e...

July 28, 2018

Saving Humanity One Boat Launch at a Time

Having spent the majority of my summers as a Registered Maine Guide working around Maine’s many boat launches, I hereby proclaim my expertise on the complex social calculus of getting your (damn) boat in the water in a timely an...

June 18, 2018

The Mosher Clan spent this Father’s Day Weekend in the presence of our extended family celebrating a high school graduation, a wedding anniversary, two birthdays and, of course, three generations of paternal devotion.  Many families in the China Lake Region did likewis...

May 27, 2018

To truly appreciate the sacred tradition of Memorial Day, one must understand the history of its origin and, therefore, its purposeful distinction from America's other great tradition of honoring service and sacrifice, Veteran’s Day.

Memorial Day began as...

Gold Star Outfitters, Inc is looking forward to a thankfully packed summer spent with our beloved veteran community and Gold Star families.  After a long, cold winter and late spring, our canoes are home from storage and we are hard at work servicing equipment in prepa...

March 15, 2018

Get Involved.  Be rude.  Intrude.

We are once again reminded of the menacing presence of suicidal ideation in the lives of America’s service members.  This scourge on our society continues to claim more soldiers’ lives than combat casualties, accidents and illness...

March 2, 2018

You may have done what they say you did.  But you are not what they say you are.  You are more than the sum of your mistakes and not defined by the darkest moments of your life, during which you erred.  To err is human, to forgive divine.  Begin by learning to forgive...

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