DamnYankee

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Tourism
Occupation Registered Maine Guide, Naturalist, Publisher
Location Lincoln, Maine
Introduction With a B.S. in Wildlife Management, I am a naturalist, Registered Maine Guide, and hunter safety/firearms instructor. I have worked in the paper industry for 23 years, mostly as an HR manager, and more recently in health care. I have written numerous works of fiction and many tirades on a range of subjects, all available here or at DamnYankee.com and WoodburyYankee.blogspot.com.
Interests the science of ecology as opposed to the politics of ecology, the Maine woods, geology, fishing, hunting, archery, firearms, languages and linguistics, writing, history, entomology, steam locomotives, classic cars, historical documents, antiques, and anything else of historic consequence
Favorite Movies Quest for Fire, Once Upon a Time in the West, Dr. Zhivago, Fantasia, The Princess Bride, Alone in the Wilderness (Dick Proenneke)
Favorite Music Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Eva Cassidy, Loggins & Messina, Oscar Peterson, Indigo Girls, Billy Joel, José Feliciano, Dan Fogelberg
Favorite Books anything by Simon Singh, Michener, Nabokov, Kenneth Roberts, Raphael Sabatini, E B White, P J O'Rourke, Albert J Nock, and the ones I've written myself (found at DamnYankee.com)

Why do you think honeydew is the money melon?

In 6th grade one day, I saw a loose hair on the back of the girl in front of me. I carefully rearranged it on her back in script to spell 'honey,' but it was so long I added 'dew.' I saw the kid beside me write 'money due' on a note for the kids behind us. I looked at what I’d written, and the 'h' had drooped to make 'm' while 'dew' looked like ‘due.’ This is the only explanation I can think of.