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Faith in Vermont: Marriage, Thirteen Years Later

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



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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Faith in Vermont: A Midsummer Sampler (With Kids)

Posted on July 14, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



“I am so bored. I’m bored to death!” moans my 7-year-old daughter.

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Faith in Vermont: Changing My Mind

Posted on June 30, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



It can be humbling to write a bi-weekly newspaper column: Few things more effectively highlight one’s capacity for change – or inconsistency, denial, and flip-flopping.  I’m not convinced that this is a bad thing; isn’t the point of individual human existence to grow and change? Isn’t it natural that the ideas expressed in a column should evolve along with the human writing that column?

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Faith in Vermont: The Moms Are All Right

Posted on June 16, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



This column will be published immediately following the last day of Addison County’s 2014-15 school year.

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Faith in Vermont: Lessons from the Garden

Posted on May 19, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



The older I get, the more I love gardening.

I have commented previously in this column about my ambivalence towards gardening -- the result of a childhood spent watching my parents slave away each weekend in their garden -- and the unfavorable gardening conditions in my own rock-infested, tree-shaded yard. One could quite rightly characterize my current relationship with my garden as "rocky."

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Faith in Vermont: American Girl Dolls and the Decline of Civilization

Posted on May 5, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



Grandparents get to do whatever they want -- that's my philosophy.

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Faith in Vermont: Some Gifts of Spring

Posted on April 21, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



We are starting to move outward now. The turning point came a few days before Easter, when I looked outside one morning and saw that there was more bare ground than snow visible through the window.

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Faith in Vermont: Saying No to Lucky

Posted on April 7, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



It's important to learn how to say "No."

I know, I know, you think, rolling your eyes. C'mon, tell me something new.

Here's my best shot at something new: I'd wager that not many people have been taught to say "No" by Lucky the Leprechaun.

Before we get to Lucky, though, let's review the basics about saying "No:"

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Faith in Vermont: On Summer Activities, Economic Development, and Overthinking

Posted on March 24, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



Because I have children who still live at home, and because the work I do does not (yet) contribute to our household expenses, the standard description for me is: “stay-at-home mom.”  

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