"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”—Benjamin Franklin to the Pennsylvania Assembly, February 1775.

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." —Thomas Jefferson, 1791.

“There ought to be limits to freedom.” —George W. Bush, May 1999.

“I’m the decider, and I decide what’s best.” —George W. Bush, April 2006.

“America, we are better than this.” —Barack Obama, August 2008.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Shocking quotes for our current leader. If you really want to bestow that term on him.

Dawn on MDI said...

current occupant. What an ass.

Nice post.

Mike Hopkins said...


Claire (my wife) and I are actually leaving this hell hole of wash dc after 12 years in 2 weeks... we will be living up the street from you (or down the street?) is sunny orrs island.

email me when you get a chance. I hope you are well!!

Mike Hopkins said...



Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Hey, one of my grad school buddies spends a lot of time on Orr's Island. It's about a two-hour drive from here. Got your new e-mail address. We'll have to meet up soon. Been too long.