Commentary by Andy Young


Andy Young is an English teacher at Kennebunk High School in Kennebunk, Maine. His background includes many years as a sportscaster all over the US, as well as time spent in the Peace Corps and as a substitute teacher and high school coach. As a sports writer he used to write editorials in his spare time; now that he is teaching he has no spare time, but still manages to turn out columns.

His articles have appeared in nearly a dozen different publications, at least three of which are not currently defunct. Recent essays have appeared in the Windham Eagle and the Portland Press-Herald.

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recommendedrecommendedJune 15, 2021 Paraphrasing Judy Garland
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recommendedMay 15, 2021 Picking a favorite
recommendedMay 9, 2021 Beware the Ides...all of them!
recommendedrecommendedMay 2, 2021 A simple, perpetual pleasure
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recommendedrecommendedrecommendedApril 18, 2021 Hot shot, part deux!
recommendedApril 11, 2021 Farewell to a prince of a man
recommendedrecommendedrecommendedApril 4, 2021 Basketball, and why the UConn women continue to dominate
recommendedrecommendedMarch 28, 2021 Spring is here, and what a relief!
recommendedrecommendedMarch 21, 2021 A shot in the arm
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recommendedMarch 7, 2021 The longest (and smallest) big month
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recommendedFebruary 15, 2021 The irresistible allure of the ten-dollar discount card
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