Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: Goodbye to Berkeley
As we prepare to leave Berkeley, California and return home to Vermont, here are some Berkeley stories from the past five months of our family’s sabbatical:
It’s late January. We are a few weeks into our homeschool...
Poem: It's winter again
It’s Winter Again
Gratitude to you, young woman,
sliding your squeegee across the glass,
wiping its blade dry again.
Praise for the care you’re taking
applying yourself side to side.
Inside the circle, the track...
Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: They Paved Paradise
It’s late afternoon, and I’m looking east through the big picture windows of my favorite café in Berkeley, California. I’m used to seeing the Green Mountains when I look east, but today I see the Berkeley Hills.
Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: Where The Heart Is?
When friends and family from Vermont ask how we’re doing during our five-month sabbatical in Berkeley, California, I usually answer, “It’s been a good experience. But it’s not home.”
The funny thing is, it was...
Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: The Surprising Joy of Homeschooling
Husband: I was thinking we could go to Berkeley for the second half of my sabbatical. We have family and friends there, and I could do research in my old department at UC Berkeley.
Me: Sure, that makes sense.
Husband: And we’d enroll...
Out and About: Theater Times Three
Given the nature of the last two Addison Independent community calendar events I attended, and one I will be attending this weekend, the theme of this post will be “The Theatah.” (In my head, I pronounce it in the snooty, British...
Better than the return
of the Redwing Blackbirds
Bob says, jogging by me,
this March morning.
In his Khaki shorts.
First green shoots
inching up in the road’s
ditch. Two deer across
Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: Journey to Points South
In mid-February our family left the house we’re renting during my husband’s sabbatical in Berkeley, California and drove south for eight hours.
Our destination: Orange County, a sprawling collection of suburbs just south of Los...
Tiger girls' hockey falls in D-II semi-final
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 3 BFA-St. Albans Academy girls’ hockey team on Wednesday night scored three unanswered third-period goals, two by senior Aliza Ellis as she completed a hat trick, and defeated host No. 2 Middlebury in a Division I...
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATION: Articles in the Feb. 25 edition about voting times in Waltham and Vergennes contained mistakes. Waltham residents may cast ballots at Waltham Town Hall beginning at 7 a.m., a one-year change from Waltham’s...