Archive - Aug 16, 2012
Editor’s note: This piece was assembled by Angelo Lynn, and largely quotes two prominent sources — one conservative and one liberal — on Ryan’s budget plan.
When I moved back to the U.S. from China in December 2010, I felt rootless.
Growing up in a small township in western Pennsylvania and having graduated from a college of 1,600, I was fortunate to have had my formative years shaped by tight-knit communities. While I found a similar sense of support teaching at a Chinese public school after graduating from Kenyon College, that feeling of community eluded me the following year.
A friend recently asked me why I continue to grow vegetables every year when I so clearly hate gardening.
Who says I hate it?
She reminded me that in June I described gardening as “neither easy nor particularly enjoyable” and “the pits.”
But I never said I hated it. In fact, right now I actually like it a lot.
MIDDLEBURY — When Larry Carlson moved into the 25-unit Vergennes Senior Housing project on Armory Lane earlier this year, he was immediately impressed with the accommodations. But as a 71-year-old diabetic, Carlson was concerned about his ability to stay in his new apartment as his medical needs escalate to the point of sending him into the hospital.