Welcome to Fossletter, a place for my random musings about politics, culture, sports, Maine, craft beer, and music, amongst other topics. You’ve likely arrived here via social media, or because you know me as a columnist for the Portland Press Herald. Now you know I’m not just a political columnist; I have other thoughts on occasion as well.


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This is my personal newsletter that will cover a wide variety of topics, including politics, sports, international relations, beer, and music, especially Phish and jam bands.


Jim Fossel

Maine libertarian-leaning Republican; fan of Boston sports teams and jam bands, especially Phish.