Faith in Vermont: The Bugs Are Back!
A little less than a month ago, in early May, it finally felt safe to declare Addison County in a state of full-blown spring. All the signs were there: we'd stopped burning wood in the stove at night, we'd cut our getting-out-the-door...
Sitting Next to a Stranger at the Town Hall Theater
Pardon me for thinking this armrest
was ours. For assuming what they were
singing had more to do with our lives
than theirs. What, I’m guessing, brings
you here, too. It’s...
Margolis: Rowing the Tulip Boat
Rowing the Tulip Boat
What’s more here than now!
My neighbor’s bed of tulips,
rows crowded into rows.
Not Elizabeth’s rainbow
bilge, gas and oil between
Faith in Vermont: Teaching Our Kids to Cheer
A couple of weeks ago, our phone rang right after dinner. On the other end was a voice belonging to a 7-year-old boy we know.
"I was wondering if you could come to my baseball game this Friday?" he asked.
He'd recently started...
On the ball: Men's tennis to host NCAA Regional
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team will make its 13th consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III tournament and will host a regional from this Thursday to Saturday.
The Panthers won the 2002 and 2010 titles and have...
Faith in Vermont: Country Mice in Boston
You don’t need me to tell you that it’s been a particularly long, cold, hard winter. Everyone’s saying it, and when they do I nod and roll my eyes in agreement – but the truth is, this winter didn’t bother me very...
Faith in Vermont: An Ode to Bag Balm
I read somewhere that the best way to tell a person’s true age is to look at their hands. Thanks to the intersection of our vanity with innovations in technology and medicine, it’s now possible to camouflage signs of age in the body...
Faith in Vermont: Meeting Your Meat
Photo by Fiona Gong
Last month, we loaded our four daughters into the minivan on a Sunday afternoon and drove to Duclos & Thompson Farm in Weybridge to see the new lambs and piglets.
This was our first time at the Duclos &...
Faith in Vermont: Use Side Entrance
In two weeks, my parents will move to Vermont from the town in Northern Virginia where I grew up, their home for 37 years.
More on that later; for today all you need to know is their new front door in Vermont needs work. Everyone – the...
Snowbuds: A poem by Gary Margolis
The snow bursts our spring closed.
Crocus used to be a word for purple
spring. We’re used to calling flowers
this time of year, door stoppers.
Opening a door so we can watch
our steps. And not be still March-