As predicted, we woke to -15 degrees on Saturday, and a windchill even colder. When I stepped outside and inhaled, my lungs hurt, so I retreated to the kitchen to make jam. Tim hauled quarts of strawberries, rhubarb and raspberries up from the basement freezer. These were fruits we’d harvested in the heat of last […]
We have snow! Tim and I took time off to ski: Four days, forty kilometers, four hundred sore muscles. The sign of a good vacation is finding returning to my desk restful. Happy times!
Volume Three is now available Vermont Almanac: Stories from and for the Land, Volume Three, includes stories, essays, poetry and information by and about Vermont and Vermonters, both past and present. With more than 72 contributing artists and writers, Vermont Almanac III provides an eclectic, lyrical, and visually appealing summary of the year from October […]
Missing Winter Sports I once vowed I’d never to a gym, not if I could snap on my skis to tour the field or buckle on my snowshoes and head up the hill. But there’s been negligible snow that–instead of piling up in pillows of drifts–has hardened after the rain, covering the fields in a […]
Social Connections & Happiness Leaving Twitter made not one iota of difference to my social network, but completing this year’s Happiness Challenge certainly did. The Happiness Quiz The Happiness Challenge kicked off with a quiz about the strength of my relationships. Was I was satisfied with the number of close friends I have? Yes. Am […]