Faith in Vermont: Lessons from the Garden
The older I get, the more I love gardening.
I have commented previously in this column about my ambivalence towards gardening -- the result of a childhood spent watching my parents slave away each weekend in their garden...
Faith in Vermont: American Girl Dolls and the Decline of Civilization
Grandparents get to do whatever they want -- that's my philosophy.
It wasn't always; like most first-time parents, I tended to be overly controlling when it came to toys, food, and naps. But my children are blessed with four...
Faith in Vermont: Some Gifts of Spring
We are starting to move outward now. The turning point came a few days before Easter, when I looked outside one morning and saw that there was more bare ground than snow visible through the window.
Later that morning, I took my two...
Poem: Raiding the feeders
Raiding the Feeders
The bear I saw was the shadow
of my father passing my room,
locking his briefcase, walking out the door
at dawn. And not this spring country one
who apparently didn’t eat enough berries
Town Hall Theater musical review: The Last Five Years
Seldom does a musical pack such an emotional punch, grabbing you from its heart-wrenching start on the one hand, to the height of joyous love on the other. “The Last Five Years,” now playing at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater,...
Faith in Vermont: Saying No to Lucky
It's important to learn how to say "No."
I know, I know, you think, rolling your eyes. C'mon, tell me something new.
Here's my best shot at something new: I'd wager that not many people have been...
Faith in Vermont: On Summer Activities, Economic Development, and Overthinking
Because I have children who still live at home, and because the work I do does not (yet) contribute to our household expenses, the standard description for me is: “stay-at-home mom.”
I find this description inaccurate at...
Perine Livesay to take reins of Middlebury College lax
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College confirmed on Wednesday that former Panther All-American and Middlebury Union High School three-sport standout Kate Perine Livesay will become the school’s next women’s lacrosse head coach....
Faith in Vermont: On March and the In-Between
Even if you love winter, March can feel like a waiting room: You sit, in between where you’ve been and where you’re going, trying to focus your eyes on a tabloid (if you’re lucky) or one of those dull preventive health...
Poem: Early, Early Mud Season
Early, Early Mud Season
I’d like to disappear, too,
for a few years
in that rut
the cars and tractors make
of my road, the pick-up trucks
lose themselves in.
That trench, that furrow,