(Im)Patience: My Word for 2021

As promised in my last post for 2020, I’m looking forward to 2021 and to looking inward — how will I fare in honing my latest growing edge? What is my growing edge for this year? I’ll leave the predictions … Read More

When Hindsight Really Was 2020

We’ve seen the meme, grateful for the smile it brought. Not only did CoVid-19 take over our lives this year, it took over my blog for three months beginning in March, returning once in December when I talked about having … Read More

My Annual Christmas Eve Post for 2020

Many of my friends here in Vermont see winter as a time to pull out the skis, the sleds, the toboggans and hit the hills. Not me. Over the past few decades, I’ve come to see winter as a time … Read More

Deconstructing Thanksgiving 2020

Too lofty a title? I just want to talk about how Thanksgiving went for us this year. And, curious how it went for you. One aspect I imagine we all share: this Thanksgiving, 2020, was different from any we’ve had … Read More

GIVING TUESDAY is coming

You know the Statue of Liberty. You know its story. You know how it stands at the mouth of the Hudson River, a beacon to immigrants for over a century. I’ve climbed her stairs a few times over the years … Read More

Thanksgiving is coming. Sort of.

Thanksgiving will be here next week and, frankly, I’m pissed. Do you know how you’ll be celebrating this year? I don’t. Not exactly. I mean, I knew we’d not be socializing with anyone who doesn’t live here in Vermont. I … Read More

Four Veterans Day Myths

There are some interesting myths surrounding Veterans Day. Let’s have a look. #1 Veterans Day celebrates the official end of World War I November 11, formerly Armistice Day, was not the original end to World War I — yes, that … Read More

Living in Uncertainty

It’s been quite the week, month, year. Do we get four more years of chaos and drama or might we return to life as we liked it, once upon a time when we lived blithely unaware of the injustices rampant … Read More

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