Out of This World

It’s crisp, it’s cold and it’s clear skies in Vermont (a very welcome change) and Mars looks like a pumpkin in the sky....

Manhattan Smells Good: Officials Baffled

It’s still a mystery why New York City residents suddenly found themselves in a cloud of winsome aromas… An unseen, sweet-smelling cloud drifted through parts of Manhattan last night. Arturo Padilla walked through it and declared that it was awesome....

From the Reading Chair

I have to remind myself that, since I now have a spiffy, categorized site I can write about whatever I want, and you can simply tune into to what you want to read… and tune out what you don’t. (It’s Blog 2.0, don’t ya know.) So without further...

A Perfect Storm?

It’s snowing. Not the faint flurries that speak softly of the downly blankets to come… no, not these. These are big, gloppy, frozen clumps of fluffy, white stuff — crazed, drifting vollies — resolute in their intent to bring on that white...
Autumn 2005 Photos

Autumn 2005 Photos

Autumn has been a curious affair this year… the weather’s been unpredictable; the storied turning of leaves more so. I’ve been taking as many photos as I can, but it’s hit and miss. Here’s the best of the season so far, packaged in a...

Those Frugal Vermonters

To say that the native Vermonter is frugal is something akin to suggesting that a Scotsman has a passing interest in plaid. That is to say, it so understates the depth and breadth of the Vermonter’s frugality that it belies the essential truth, which is that...

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