Poem: Things You Kept in Mind
Things You Kept in Mind
for my friends at Elderly Services
Sometimes all you need is to be
asked, to say what you’d store
in a metal box--bury, hide, lock
Faith in Vermont: Radon -- It's a Gas!
Like most parents of young children, my husband and I block out the days between Christmas and New Year's Day -- dates that correspond roughly with the school winter vacation. During this two week period, we set aside our to-do...
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin was elected to another term in office this morning by earning an overwhelming majority of the votes cast in the Vermont Legislature.
After only brief discussion, members of the Vermont Senate and...
Faith in Vermont: On Writing, the Darkest Day, and the New Year
Last week, my oldest daughter found a copy of our Christmas letter – the breezy family update that I’d slapped together to send out with our Christmas cards. She sat down at the kitchen table to read it, without my knowledge. (It...
Faith in Vermont: Powerless
Life changes with the phone's ring, with a single recorded sentence:
"Good morning, this is Peter Burrows, ACSU Superintendent."
That's the call we received at roughly 5:30 AM last Wednesday. These calls always seem to...
Poem: Town plow
He cares so much for us he doesn’t
plow the middle of the road.
He knows the cold can make
a rink of where we’ll have to walk
in the middle of the night
Gatorade picks Robinson
CHICAGO — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Co. on Thursday announced Austin Robinson of Middlebury Union High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Vermont Football Player of the Year. Robinson...
Faith in Vermont: The Slumber Party
When my oldest daughter turned seven last month, she requested a slumber party.
I’m not sure where the idea originated; she’d never attended a slumber party before. Sure, she’d spent nights at her grandparents’ houses...
Faith in Vermont: Timber!
Since we bought our house in Vermont, a lovely Cape in the woods, our homeownership approach has been: Act first, think later.
This was certainly true when it came to the trees. "Oh look," I exclaimed the first time we saw...
Poem: Two weeks in November
Two Weeks in November
I need to teach the deer to read.
To stand behind a row of posted
orange signs. Not that I don’t eat
what’s been penned and killed.
Not that I haven’t learned to shoot
a gun. Or read a...