John Gardner was thrown from his motorcycle and died the year before his book, The Art of Fiction, was published in 1983. Consequently,...
Forty-seven years ago tonight, December 24th, the three astronauts from the Apollo 8 mission to the moon were approaching the lunar sunrise. Yes,...
Dear Friends who Read and Readers who are Friends, I haven’t posted here since I stopping penning Idyll Banter on a weekly basis....
Vermont has never been spared the yin and yang of the world. We were certainly reminded this summer that we are not exempt...|
The back-to-school sales fliers started arriving in our mailboxes back around the 4th of July, the scariest mail of the summer for students...|
A couple of years ago, Chris Ashby, director of operations at the Champlain Valley Exposition, saw three boys peering longingly through a fence...|
In one of the last weeks of my father’s life — though we had no idea at the time that he would...|
If you really want to understand Vermont, spend a little time with Georgia. Georgia is a 65-pound pit bull and chocolate Lab mix...|
It was well over 200 years ago now that Jeremy Bentham asked about animals, “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can...|
Finding an 1880 Vermont farmhouse, fully intact, smack in the middle of the road just never gets old. Watching it on a flatbed...|