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Episodes

J.P. Devine: Home is the sailor — June 16, 2019

6/10/2019
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A tribute to the old man, the officer of the day, 'your father,' Pop.

Duration:00:07:58

J.P. Devine: In search of his Mainah identity - June 9, 2019

6/7/2019
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How I got here, how I left, how I came back, and how I finally stayed in Maine, says J.P. Devine.

Duration:00:06:07

J.P. Devine: And then he was gone - June 2, 2019

5/31/2019
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A memoir of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, who for a brief moment in time and on this night stood in the silver light, poised to step into history.

Duration:00:07:36

J.P. Devine: Memorial Day, the heirloom — May 26, 2019

5/22/2019
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It wasn't much of a soccer ball, J.P. Devine says, grass stained and bruised, but it had been passed on from cousin to cousin and from brother to brother and bore the imprint of memory and association.

Duration:00:08:22

J.P. Devine: May Day 1952, the Movie - May 19, 2019

5/14/2019
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J.P. Devine writes about an occupier's view of a Japanese riot, or how best to avoid the animosity of a mob and embrace the discretion of a big guy.

Duration:00:06:56

J.P. Devine: The woman I'm calling today - May 12, 2019

5/7/2019
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No matter where he happened to be in his travels, J.P. Devine always had a bucketful of change to dump into a pay phone to call his mother on Mother's Day.

Duration:00:06:34

J.P. Devine: Everyone's job is a temp job - May 5, 2019

5/3/2019
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And it may only last from day to day or hour to hour, but the memories can last a lifetime, J.P. Devine says.

Duration:00:06:26

J.P. Devine: The world of 'stuff' April 28, 2019

4/23/2019
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"Guy stuff" are items you find in a hardware store that until recently, J.P says he had the advantage of, with help from his street friends.

Duration:00:06:38

J.P. Devine: An Easter morning only the stones remember - April 21, 2019

4/17/2019
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There are mornings that stick to our eyes like the pennies the old Irish put on the eyes of the dead, J.P. Devine says.

Duration:00:06:25

J.P. Devine: Pondering the women running for president - April 14, 2019

4/12/2019
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The Waterville writer finds all of them to be scary, brilliant, neat, handsome, fierce, honest liberal Democrats with jaw-dropping, breathtaking life stories and political resumes, and each deserving of your vote should you choose to vote for them.

Duration:00:06:14

J.P. Devine: It's an Irish Thing - April 7, 2019

4/2/2019
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Joe Biden, the hail fellow and well met Irishman, strides along inhaling hair as his Democrat competitors nip at his heels and the Republicans sing hymns, says J.P. Devine.

Duration:00:06:47

J.P. Devine: Ancient Chinese things are complicated — March 31, 2019

3/25/2019
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But that doesn't mean things can't work out for people born in a Year of the Pig and a Year of the Dog or for the Dog-born Trump either, says J.P. Devine.

Duration:00:05:48

J.P. Devine: J.P. Devine: Bernie and Beto, the sunshine boys running for president — March 24, 2019

3/20/2019
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Casting about for Democrat men to play the role of president, J.P. Devine likes the Jimmy Stewart knockoff Beto O'Rourke from El Paso, Texas, and the Vermonter with the Brooklyn accent Bernie Sanders.

Duration:00:05:58

J.P. Devine: An ornament to hang on Padraig's day - March 17, 2019

3/15/2019
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Since it's the celebration of St. Patrick's Day — his death, not his birth — J.P. decided to share his take on the many myths surrounding the holiday.

Duration:00:06:34

J.P. Devine: Learning to drive in Southern California - March 10, 2019

3/7/2019
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Driving lessons at age 43 took J.P. Devine in new directions and led him to meet Ramon, a Mexican-American from East L.A.

Duration:00:06:17

J.P. Devine: March 3, 2019

3/1/2019
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Recent debates at Waterville City Council meetings signal that we're getting a big city glamour face, J.P. Devine says.

Duration:00:05:32

J.P. Devine: The curse of cursive — February 24, 2019

2/19/2019
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In the age of laptops and iPhones, memories of cursive handwriting recall a lost art that was once a pretty big deal, J.P. Devine says.

Duration:00:06:00

J.P.Devine: February 17, 2019

2/12/2019
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Unfortunately, this year's state of the union was uninspiring, says J.P. Devine, and the next two don't look appetizing unless some changes are made.

Duration:00:06:24

J.P. Devine: February 10, 2019

2/7/2019
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At the Waterville Starbucks, the mood is struck by the baristas, one of helpfulness and service, but also of warmth and tolerance, a combination that may well reflect the sentiment on the sign at the border: Welcome Home, says JP Devine.

Duration:00:06:42

J.P. Devine - February 2, 2019

2/1/2019
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Looking to declutter his abode and discard long forgotten memorabilia, J.P. Devine discovers a trove of religious object of pre-Vatican II vintage.

Duration:00:06:19