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October 6th, 2015

Faith in Vermont: Cutting Corners at the CROP Walk

Posted on October 6, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



“I don’t think we’re going to come in last this year!” my daughter marveled as we turned onto Main Street after taking our “shortcut.”

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October 5th

Poem: Fences without borders

Posted on October 5, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Fences Without Borders

 

My neighbor leans a shovel against his wild

apple, so it appears he, or someone, can shovel

a tree-full of drops under the electric fence.

 

The cows wander over this fifth day

of October our government is making excuses

for the bombs they dropped undercover.

 

The cows risk themselves for sweet, rotting apples.

So we can see bodies stacked by a trunk.

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September 22nd

Faith in Vermont: Take My Stuff, Please!

Posted on September 22, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



Stuff expands to fill the space available.

I’m not a physicist, but I’m pretty sure that’s a proven fact. It may even fall under Newton’s first law of motion: an object in motion will not change its velocity unless an external force acts upon it. Except in this case, the objects in motion are our family’s possessions, and the external force is me.

I am on a mission to get rid of our stuff.

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September 17th

Poem: Sea of White Apple Blossoms

Posted on September 17, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Sea of White Apple Blossoms

With all this presidential hopeful fear

of uninvited immigrants, I’m happy

to be standing in line at customer

 

service, behind a Jamaican man, wiring

home money to his family on the island.

Seeing his smooth hands, the apple-picking

 

kind, a stem between his teeth, his Jamaican

toothpick. He and his friends wear their famous

knitted pullover hats, in this fall time

 

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September 8th

Faith in Vermont: How School Does Not Solve All Problems

Posted on September 8, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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August 25th

Faith in Vermont: Once More to the Water

Posted on August 25, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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“It only gets really hot in Vermont for about one week every summer.”

That’s what we tell ourselves here in order to make ourselves feel better about Vermont’s widespread lack of central air conditioning.

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August 11th

Faith in Vermont: In Which I Butcher Some Chickens

Posted on August 11, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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“So, what does one wear to butcher chickens?” I asked my friend Courtney over the phone. We were confirming our plans for the following night; I was focusing on the priorities. (The answer, in case you were wondering, is: anything that you don’t mind coming into contact with blood, guts, feathers, and – above all – that chicken smell.)

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July 28th

Faith in Vermont: Marriage, Thirteen Years Later

Posted on July 28, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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July 20, 2002, 8 AM

I spent the night with my mother at The Colony Club on Park Avenue in New York City, where the wedding reception will take place.

I didn’t sleep much; I was too excited. Instead, I finished reading The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien’s masterful novel about the Vietnam War: an odd reading choice for a bride-to-be, perhaps, but it definitely takes my mind off of the wedding.

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