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,
Successful Middlebury College hockey coach Bill Beaney stepping down
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MEN’S hockey coach Bill Beaney reflects on his long career behind the bench after announcing his retirement at a press conference in Kenyon Arena Wednesday afternoon. / Independent photo/Trent Campbell
U-32 edges Tiger boys' hockey
MIDDLEBURY — In what might have been the Division II boys’ hockey championship game and not just a quarterfinal, on Wednesday No. 5 U-32 scored two late goals to edge No. 4 Middlebury, 2-1, at the Memorial Sports Center.
Faith in Vermont: Into the Woods
If there’s such thing as a “real Vermont winter” this is the first that our family has experienced, four years after moving here.
Massachusetts and Maine may have had it worse, but since I haven’t left Vermont since...
On the Ball: Winslow reaches 1,000 points
WOODSTOCK — Otter Valley Union High School senior boys’ basketball player John Winslow reached the 1,000-point milestone in a Wednesday night game played at Woodstock.
Winslow, a three-sport standout at OV, scored his 1,000th...
Faith in Vermont: Vermont Country
As a Christmas gift this year, my husband sent me away.
I mean that in the best sense: Aware that I could use a solid chunk of quiet and solitude (that's a euphemism for "escaping the children"), my husband booked me a two-night...
Poem: Deb Smith's one of the most joyous women
Deb Smith's one of the most joyous women
I know, painting a living room, retouching
a guest bathroom. Or sitting by her potter’s
wheel, spinning that round table, her hands
urging the clay into a bowl or a funereal urn...
Faith in Vermont: For Shame
shame, n 1 a: a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety [Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1986]
I am not a member at the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op...
I’m proposing we travel
to the Edmund Pettus Bridge
in Selma, Alabama
on the first day we have
together on the occasion
of your retirement.