Tag Archives: Donald Hall

New Hampshire’s State Lunch (a little known fact)

Although I’ve lived in Vermont for almost all my adult life, I grew up across the Connecticut River. Growing up in New Hampshire, not only did we meet all the candidates, we met all the sub-candidates, too – anyone who … Continue reading

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What Is of Value

This afternoon, in a driving rainstorm that almost instantaneously altered to sunny skies, I took the girls with me to a staff meeting in Burlington. They read for a while, then headed down to the lake’s waterfront, and by the … Continue reading

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Shadows

July has reached the point where it’s tipping into August, early summer already flown past. Biking with my daughter along the road last night, I felt the shadows’ coolness, their dimness harboring a deepening darkness. Nonetheless, growth roars on, the … Continue reading

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Flowers and Sustenance

In my first gardening days, I planted few flowers, hoarding what little space I had in those days for vegetables – work to eat, work to eat.  How years unravel and unwind.  Today, the garden is lush with vegetables, but … Continue reading

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A Little Levity Now…..

While writing an essay on Thoreau and a sense of place in contemporary Vermont literature, I’ve reread Donald Hall’s “Why I Hate Vermont.”  Having spent a chunk of my childhood in Hall’s New Hampshire, I can only laugh at this … Continue reading

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