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Mike Skinner is a writer who lives in Tenants Harbor. Skinner was a medic in the U.S. Army, a hospital executive, and a college educator. He is the author of “My Life as a Non-Valedictorian," available through Maine Authors Publishing, local bookstores, and Amazon and Kindle.

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    September 15, 2022

    Column: American Love Plants and Dentists

    Mike Skinner on dating, dentists, and plants.

  • Published
    September 1, 2022

    Column: Fifty Year Anniversary

    Mike Skinner looks back at his visits to the hospital.

  • Published
    August 18, 2022

    Column: Cool Hand Luke

    Mike Skinner talks traffic, and relates his interactions with law enforcement.

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Column: One of them

    Mike Skinner writes about his experiences with tourists this summer, and how his wife reminds him he used to be one.

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    July 21, 2022

    Column: Pigeons and roofers

    Mike Skinner writes about pigeons coming to his yard, as well as his experience with roofers at his house.

  • Published
    July 7, 2022

    Column: Personality types: Plus, or minus

    Mike Skinner discusses how he thought Mainers were all laid back, until he met his wife and father-in-law.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    Column: Libraries and me

    I love libraries. They accept everybody who has a desire for connection, whether it is with a high-schooler named Doug, a reference librarian who gets excited about bees, a smarty-army pants Bob, or just a knucklehead who sits in a comfortable chair in a sunny part of the stacks and nods off.

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    Column: The loss of favorite eateries: A danger to democracy?

    Mike Skinner is a writer who lives in Tenants Harbor. Skinner was a medic in the U.S. Army, a hospital executive, and a college educator. He is the author of “My Life as a Non-Valedictorian,” available through Maine Authors Publishing, local bookstores, and Amazon and Kindle.

  • Published
    May 26, 2022

    Column: Pretty pickup trucks and peacocks

    Spalpeen: Mike talks trucks. Mike Skinner is a writer who lives in Tenants Harbor. Skinner was a medic in the U.S. Army, a hospital executive, and a college educator. He is the author of “My Life as a Non-Valedictorian,” available through Maine Authors Publishing, local bookstores and Amazon and Kindle.

  • Published
    May 12, 2022

    Column: Dumplings, not dim sum

    Mike Skinner is a writer who lives in Tenants Harbor. Skinner was a medic in the U.S. Army, a hospital executive, and a college educator. He is the author of “My Life as a Non-Valedictorian,” available through Maine Authors Publishing.

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