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April 10th, 2018

Faith in Vermont: April Showers

Posted on April 10, 2018 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



During the last days of March, we fell asleep to the sound of rain on the roof for the first time in a very long time. I awoke in the morning to the sound of morning doves calling, filling a months-long silence.

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March 13th

Faith in Vermont: Curses!

Posted on March 13, 2018 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



“Mommy broke the compost bin and said a bad word!”

On the first Friday of March, my daughters broadcast this announcement to every person we saw: friends, family, neighbors, check-out clerks. It was BIG NEWS in our household, because it was the first time my daughters had heard me swear.

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February 27th

Faith in Vermont: Riding in the Death Star

Posted on February 27, 2018 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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“I bought us a truck,” my husband announced one night as he walked into the house after a day at the office.

My daughters reacted to the news as if we’d just announced a candy-only dinner, a week off of school, and a trip to the beach, combined: a squealing, jumping, hands-in-the-air impromptu dance party. The first two questions they articulated were:

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February 13th

Faith in Vermont: Oh, My Dog!

Posted on February 13, 2018 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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Of all the human and non-human species that make up our family, I’ve written the least about our dog, Gracie. My daughters always do nutty things, the ducks and chickens teach us about life and death, and my husband is the “straight man” in the midst of the chaos.

But Gracie, our five-year-old labradoodle, is complicated.

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January 30th

Faith in Vermont: Safety

Posted on January 30, 2018 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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It was this year’s peculiar cocktail of sub-zero temperatures, accumulating snow, thaws with mixed precipitation followed by a return to freezing temperatures – combined with the heavy clay soil and topography of our property – that turned our yard into a skating rink.

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January 16th

Faith in Vermont: Typewriters, and the Future of Vermont

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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Last Sunday afternoon, a friend invited me to accompany her to a screening of Doug Nichol’s new documentary film, “California Typewriter,” at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.

Sunday afternoons are usually times I set aside to write this column, but the opportunity to go with an (adult!) friend to watch a film (for adults!) was too good to pass up.

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December 21st, 2017

Poem: At the Christmas Tree Farm

Posted on December 21, 2017 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



At the Christmas Tree Farm

Whenever I ask you

to turn down your outside speaker,

you point to your ears,

 

your trees needing to be sold.

Not that I’m against Joy

to the World.

 

Yet some afternoons,

trying to nap,

I’d like to think of joy

 

and the world in the abstract,

a place and feeling to contemplate.

And not a song

 

repeating over and over.

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