Faith in Vermont: Riding for Home: Thoughts on Election Day
Because this column will run on Election Day, I feel compelled to write about local politics.
I typed that sentence, and then spent five minutes staring at my computer screen. The truth is, I'm terrified to write about...
On the Ball: Wednesday playoff soccer
Chalk prevailed for the four local high school soccer teams that saw first-round action on Wednesday, as the No 2 Middlebury and No. 3 Mount Abraham girls advanced in Division II, while the No. 14 Vergennes girls lost to the Eagles, and...
Faith in Vermont: The Disappeared
This is a ghost story, except that the ghosts were never living; they were things that humans built assuming they'd endure: roads, houses, towns.
I used to read with fascination about the disappearance of ancient civilizations. In a world...
On the ball: Teams host playoff games
As expected, the Vermont Principals’ Association awarded top-four seeds this morning to the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer and field hockey teams, the Mount Abraham girls’ soccer squad, and the Otter Valley field...
Faith in Vermont: Mom Goes to Doe Camp
It started with fly fishing.
My daughters were asking to go fishing. Neither my husband nor I, both suburban kids, have any fishing experience aside from some childhood Girl Scout and Y Camp trips. I've been keen to learn,...
Faith in Vermont: A Morning at the DMV
(NOTE: The above photo is not the actual Middlebury DMV.)
I spent the morning of my 39th birthday in the waiting room of the Middlebury DMV.
Here are a few things that you should know:
-The Middlebury DMV is a "mobile" DMV,...
Faith in Vermont: The House that Electra Built
Just outside the town of Shelburne, an affluent Burlington suburb, a modest purple roadside sign reading “Shelburne Museum, Open May 9 – October 31” stands at the entrance to a parking lot with sweeping views of the hills...
The high school jocks have a tradition
of sneaking out of their parents’ homes,
driving around our neighborhood
chucking rolls of toilet paper
into the winless...
Faith in Vermont: The New Playground
Middlebury's Mary Hogan Elementary School got a new playground this summer. If you're the parent of a young child, this is probably old news. I myself have taken my four daughters to what we call "The New Kidspace" on a weekly...
Poem: They're Laying a Pipeline
That’s not hay they’re spreading
to mulch a garden, to keep the weeds
down. That machine isn’t a hand
shovel to turn the ground for a bed
of seeds. It’s made for...