Category Archives: Vermont

Reid’s Barn, A Hint Of What’s To Come

I often mention that I’m working on a memoir when I publish a post here.  I’ve been thinking that it’s time to share a little bit of what I’ve been working on.  The following piece will most likely be included … Continue reading

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“Home is not where you have to go but where you want to go; nor is it a place where you are sullenly admitted, but rather where you are welcomed – by the people, the walls, the tiles on the … Continue reading

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Meltdown: What Happened After A Recent Trip And How Not To Let It Happen Again

It’s Tuesday. I just walked in the house after a six-hour plane trip from Vermont.  It was a fast paced and emotion filled trip seeing friends, family members and revisiting old haunts.  I’m tired, but before I can sit down … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Trip Down Memory Lane

Last week Bill and I flew up to Vermont to do a tour of our old stomping grounds.  We visited family and friends, made new friends, and revisited homes we once lived in. We spent every minute living in the … Continue reading

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Zed and Mousse

It’s been a lovely week.  The weather has been astounding with redbud and dogwood popping out overnight in the warmth and humidity that has more in common with early June than March. My brother, Zed, is visiting from Vermont.  It’s … Continue reading

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Cider Season

Once upon a time when I was younger and my kids were very small, we’d spend sunny afternoons picking apples in our own ancient orchard.   I’d cut the good ones into big chunks and place them in the barrel … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For

When I was preparing to move to Virginia from Vermont, back in 1979, a few of my friends said I really needed to be careful down here in the Bible Belt.  They were sure I’d be swarmed by Born Agains … Continue reading

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Dreams And Horses

I’ve been thinking about my dreams. Not the kind that come during sleep, the kind that come in my waking hours. Often my daydreams are about happy things; remembering someone I love or something that made me laugh. But they … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Last week after hearing of our earthquake and the coming hurricane, a friend from California emailed me asking, “What’s Next?”  Sometimes I wish I had a crystal ball, but then I rethink saying, “No, that isn’t what I want.” On … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Spring seems to be upon us here in Virginia.  Daffodils, Winter Jasmine and Witch Hazel are splashing the still brown land with yellow.  Next month forsythia will follow. I wrote the following poem remembering what spring, particularly March, was like … Continue reading

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