Yellow-Rumped
September 29, 2014 No comments

SOMETHING NEW

Few things are more salutatory for a birder than getting to explore a previously unknown site. Such was the case this past weekend when ten birders, under the Mascoma Chapter of NH Audubon’s auspices, took a walk through what some call the “Windsor Flood Plain.” The site offers a combination of agricultural and riparian habitat […]

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September 27, 2014 No comments

Legos Like Never Before

My son, who is now 29, was Lego fanatic. He could never get enough. Every birthday and Christmas he wanted more Legos. He mostly used the Legos to create the fantasy pictured on each box, painstakingly constructing from the carefully laid out plans inside- pirates, astronauts and space travelers, and soldiers all came alive on […]

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September 26, 2014 No comments

Smart Commute Home Edition Seeks Vermont Towns to Participate

Vital Communities has been awarded a $50,000, two-year grant from The High Meadows Fund to expand its transportation work with towns in Vermont through its new Smart Commute Home Edition program. Interested communities can apply for the program this fall. Based on its successful Smart Commute programs for workplaces and schools, Vital Communities launched Smart Commute […]

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September 27, 2014 No comments

Legos Like Never Before

My son, who is now 29, was Lego fanatic. He could never get enough. Every birthday and Christmas he wanted more Legos. He mostly used the Legos to create the fantasy pictured on each box, painstakingly constructing from the carefully laid out plans inside- pirates, astronauts and space travelers, and soldiers all came alive on […]

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September 22, 2014 No comments

Music: The Best of Boston Calling

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a music festival in Boston called Boston Calling. I was thrilled to have the chance to go with my dad, and it certainly exceeded my expectations for what I pictured it would be like. As a music enthusiast of many genres, I felt it was high […]

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"I gave a reference of Rimbaud to my hairdresser because she and I both knew that, with his sexually provocative prose poetry and opiate-smoking artistically-unstable boyfriend, Rimbaud was pretty punk-rock and probably would have worn a hideous jean jacket if he had one."
September 21, 2014 No comments

The Elements of Style

Of the things that run in my family, there is none that I have suffered under more than my mother’s impeccable taste. She is the daughter of an interior decorator, and it shows. I assume other boys’ houses featured various fun and sportive activities for the development of stout and sturdy young men. Mine revolved […]

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September 27, 2014 No comments

Hello Hanover!

The drive to Hanover was exactly the way I thought it was going to be, filled with conversations, endless laughter, and plenty of stops for food! Going over the border and entering what was supposed to be my home for at least the next 4 years was exhilarating but incredibly scary at the same time. […]

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September 16, 2014 No comments

New Continents, New Beginnings

When for the first time I set foot outside an airport in the US, it was 1:29am in Boston. By the time I arrived at Hanover at about 9am, I had spent exactly three days in transit. As I was lugging the heavy suitcases to my dorm, I broke the handle. Not exactly a smooth […]

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September 14, 2014 No comments

Trustees Discuss Academic Vision, Resources, and Planning

The Dartmouth Board of Trustees received wide-ranging reports on Dartmouth’s mission and future plans for all areas of the institution, including the Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Geisel School of Medicine. The broad discussions provided Board members with opportunities to reflect on the ambitions of Dartmouth’s academic enterprise and consider […]

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September 11, 2014 No comments

King Arthur Flour: $16,000 Raised for Hunger Relief

Norwich, VT   With over a third of all Vermonters not being able to afford enough food, King Arthur Flour is proud to announce that nearly $16,000 was raised to combat the serious issue of hunger. The Second Annual Bakers’ Harvest Tasting Supper brought together two dozen food vendors and farms – allowing 130 attendees to […]

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The Upper Valley's diners are gems - and places that offer many varieties of comfort.
August 18, 2014 No comments

In Praise of Diners

This is an odd week for me, since many of my close friends are starting to pack their belongings in trunks and say their goodbyes before they head off to college. It’s a melancholy time, and as I say farewell I can’t help but think of all the times and places I experienced with my friends. […]

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Worthy Burger is housed right next to the tracks in South Royalton, VT. This is itself a symbol of Worthy's philosophy of simplicity.
June 16, 2014 No comments

Shady Lanes: Worthy Burger

It is entirely fitting to Worthy Burger’s ethos that it is out of the way, deep in the Vermont countryside. Many a wanderer has uncovered the tiny town of South Royalton, VT, after catching word of our region’s secret beef gem. I heard about it from Dartmouth’s student paper a year ago, and I can […]

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September 9, 2014 No comments

Get on Board the Brain Train

Want to stay in intellectual shape? You might want to invest in one of these brain training apps as recommended by CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/health/brain-training-apps/index.html?hpt=hp_c4    

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September 4, 2014 No comments

Social Media and Your Business

Calling all small businesses! Are you a home-based business, small retailer, farmer, independent contractor, or otherwise self-employed? The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting a special event on Tuesday Sept 9th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. In conjunction with the VT Small Business Development Center, a seminar will be […]

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August 27, 2014 No comments

Hyperlapse Is Hyperfun

Check out this great new app from Instagram ( for iphones only)! It’s a lot of fun . You can capture vid with a tap of a finger and speed up your life in a matter of seconds. And, you can  then post your creative side to Facebook and Instagram instantly. It’s sooooo easy. Read […]

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August 10, 2014 No comments

TIL J Was the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet

J must be the loneliest letter in the alphabet. J came in last.

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July 27, 2014 No comments

TIL I Am Not the Only Mother Who Dealt With This.

Disaster relief request made by kid whose mother declared his bedroom a disaster area.

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July 7, 2014 No comments

TIL African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.

Elephants are amazing. I only wish they could see, hear and smell a poacher from 10 miles away. But, they are able to listen to languages spoken nearby and know if it is coming from a possible threat. http://www.nature.com/news/elephants-recognize-the-voices-of-their-enemies-1.14846  

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September 22, 2014 No comments

Two Sides to Every Coin

Here is a very interesting observation regarding the Alibaba IPO, written by Brian Sesbury and Robert Stein, Chief Economist at First Trust. (Go to www.ftportfolios.com for additional disclosures and information) Nice to hear an economist with some common sense. Brian S. Wesbury, Chief Economist Robert Stein, Deputy Chief Economist Date: 9/22/2014 Every coin, like every […]

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September 16, 2014 No comments

Hate Annuities? 7 reasons you might change your mind

Here is an interesting recent post by Stan Haithcock, at www.marketwatch.com. An interesting analysis of potential changes to annuities as a result of the July 1, 2014 IRS ruling: Hate annuities? 7 reasons you might change your mind. Even though there are over $200 billion of annuities sold annually in the U.S., the industry finds […]

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September 14, 2014 No comments

Your “Other Legacy”

In the end, we are all much more than our balance sheet. And yet, often this part of us, our “story” or “other legacy” is overlooked and forgotten. Last time we wrote about legacy in terms of an object representing a memory or relationship and tradition, such as the tradition of hiking with family and […]

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