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Al Nye
Interests: law, hardware and software, software reviews, technology, sports, weblogs, book reviews, life.
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Al Nye has shared their blog Maine Divorce Law Blog
Jul 27, 2013
Wondering why you haven't seen any posts lately? I've joined the law firm of Robinson, Kriger & McCallum. Come give their website a look: http://www.rkmlegal.com/info.php?sec=2&pid=49 Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Do Your Divorce Right By Andrew Horton and John David Kennedy Tower Publishing $16.95 softcover, 377 pages, 978-0-9827955-3-8 (2011) This book should be required reading for all couples going through a contested divorce in Maine – it’s that good. Just as couples are routinely sent to Kid’s First, so too should they be required to read this excellent family law... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
As reported in the Portland Press Herald today, the town of Searsport appears delighted to reject a planned a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in town. This was going to be a $40 million terminal that I can only assume would bring more jobs and business to the town. But like most Maine communities, there was widespread opposition to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
Books, books, and more books. I've read a lot of books lately but have found it difficult to find the time for reviews. Some of the titles include: Suspect by Robert Crais; Alpha by Greg Rucka, Live by Night by Dennis Lehane, The Panther by Nelson DeMille, Threat Vector by Tom Clancy, and Ironhorse by Robert Knott (carrying on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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A Wanted Man By Lee Child Delacorte Press $28.00 hardcover, 405 pages, 978-0-385-34433-3 (2012) This novel begins with Jack Reacher in Nebraska hitchhiking his way to Chicago. He’s picked up by two men and a woman. At first glance, they appear to Reacher to be middle ranking executives on some type of a team building exercise. What he doesn’t know... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Power Play By Patrick Robinson Vanguard Press $25.00 hardcover, 336 pages, 978-1593157319 (2012) For those unfamiliar with this author, Power Play is a continuation of the Mack Bedford series. I’ve only read one other in the series, but I have to confess that it grabbed my attention much more than this novel. Mack Bedford is a Navy SEAL that is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
I'm way behind in catching up with things on this blog. After the New England Patriots beat up on Houston tomorrow, I'll spend more time here. I have at least a half a dozen book reviews to post too. Stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Discretion by Allison Lotta Touchstone $25.00 hardcover, 321 pages, 978-1-4516-4484-5 (2012) This author's second novel starts fast and moves at an ever increasing speed. A beautiful woman falls to her death from the balcony of the U.S. Capitol where she was visiting Washington D.C.'s only congressional representative. The investigation shows that she had been sexually abused and it appears that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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The Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks and lost 24-23. This, unfortunately, seemed to be the Patriots of old. Think about last season. How did the Pats lose games? The offense sputtered and seemed nonexistant when the game was on the line. The defense, especially the pass defense, was a sieve -- a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Taken 2 has just hit the theaters and my daughter Ali wants to see it bad. I enjoyed the first one too and will wait until she gets home from college at Thanksgiving so we can see it together. Anyone else out there waiting to see Laim Neeson dispense with a bunch of bad guys? It probably won't be critically... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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The New England Patriots needed to have a big second half after playing poor football against the Buffalo Bills and heading into the locker room at half time down 21 - 7. The offense turned it around in the second half with everyone getting into the action. The result was a 52 - 28 run away game for the Pats.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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The New England Patriots go down to defeat for the second week in a row in this young season, losing 31-30 on a last second field goal by Baltimore. And, despite using nearly all their draft pics and trades to shore up their aging defense, it was the defense that failed again when it counted -- although the offense certainly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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The Risk Agent By Ridley Pearson G. P. Putnam’s Sons $25.95 hard cover, 428 pages, 978-0-399-15883-4 (2012) I hadn't read a Ridley Pearson novel in years but saw a good review of The Risk Agent and decided to give it a chance. I'm glad that I did. The book takes place in Shanghai where a Chinese national and his security... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Amped By Daniel H. Wilson Doubleday $25.00, hard cover, 274 pages, 978-0-385-53515-1 (2012) I read this author's previous book, Robopocalypse, which I enjoyed very much. It was for that reason that I was looking forward to his next novel. Robopocalyse was a unique novel featuring a man-versus-machine end of the world scenario that included sentient robots that also assisted humans.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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I'm in mourning. I read in today's Portland Press Herald that the only Outback Steakhouse in Maine has closed. Since the store opened in South Portland, I have probably eaten there over 100 times. It is my favorite chain restaurant and I have never had better tasting ribs anywhere. According to the newspaper article, I'll now have to travel to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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A good friend of mine who owns Old Port Wine & Cigar, Jacques deVillier, has recently decided to begin an exercise program that involves lots of walking. He's even walked 5k and 10k races -- including the just completed Sea Dog's Mother's Day 5k as shown below. For the full effect, when looking at the picture, click on the music... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
Talk about making your parents proud. A male inmate in the Cumberland County jail has had his picture and that of the female prisoner he had sex with on the front page of the Portland Press Herald the last couple of days because of how he managed to slip out of his cell and into hers almost -- almost without... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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From these articles in the Portland Press Herald, here and here, it's clear that spending $33 million to renovate the Civic Center is going to be money wasted unless they try to substantially expand the seating of the place. As Steve Crane, general manager of the civic center, states: "The first thing that happens is, I get a call from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Make no mistake, I'm a diehard Patriots fan. But I wasn't surprised by the result. My prediction for the game was 24-21 Giants. Why? They beat us 4 years ago in the Super Bowl and they beat us this year at home. I didn't care what Vegas said about the odds or point favorite being the Pats -- the Giants... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Taken By Robert Crais G. P. Putnam’s Sons $26.95, hard cover, 341 pages, 978-0-399-15827-8 (2012) Talk about an enjoyable read. This novel has it all: Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, innocent young adults, a determined parent, evil men and women with no sense of morality, and bajadores – ruthless bandits who prey on other bandits. Mix them all together with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Soft Target By Stephen Hunter Simon & Schuster $26.99, hard cover, 256 pages, 978-1-4391-3870-0 (2011) Stephen Hunter is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read practically everything he’s written. From the fabulous Time to Hunt, Point of Impact, and Dirty White Boys, to the mediocre Night of Thunder and The 47th Samurai, I’ve kept coming back for more. And who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Yes, I do have my official New England Patriots necktie on today, thank you very much.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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The Affair By Lee Child Delacourt Press $28.00, hard cover, 405 pages, 978-0-385-34432-6 (2011) This is a thrilling read about Jack Reacher when he was still a military cop and (sort of) following orders. The story centers on a murder in Mississippi in the year 1997. A woman is dead (and others soon follow) and it appears that a soldier... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy
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Tim Tebow pulls off another huge win -- this time over the Steelers yesterday. It sets up a showdown with the New England Patriots. It was an amazing overtime victory that must have Broncos fans going crazy with excitement. Of the three teams that the Pats could have faced in the playoffs, the Broncos were the one team I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Al Nye The Lawyer Guy