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The other day, I woke up on the wrong planet. That’s the opening line of the picture book I read to the kids in my one-room library yesterday. I was standing outside talking to one of my trustees when the … Continue reading

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Unexpected Gold

A naturalist did a program at my small library last night, appearing with a red-tailed hawk, a rabbit, a wood turtle, a frog, a snake, and a curved-beak raven. As the room was packed, I stood by the door, watching … Continue reading

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When my teenager was an infant, I peddled maple syrup, homemade root beer, and ice cream at what was then the very tiny Hardwick farmers market, so sparse that some Friday afternoons it was just me and another vendor. In … Continue reading

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