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August 18, 2014 No comments

DIY Torch Log for Your Next Gathering!

Everyone enjoys a good campfire as the nights begin to cool here in the Upper Valley.  Here’s a clever new take on an old theme that will delight everyone! – find a bone-dry pine log laying around in the back 40 – cut into 24″ sections, then carve it up like you would a pie, […]

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August 18, 2014 No comments

ON THE BIRDING TRAIL

Most times when I go out birding, it is either by myself or with one or two friends. There are times, however, when being out with a larger group of birders is desired. Beyond the pleasures of socialization, there is a lot to be said for having those extra sets of eyes and ears on […]

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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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Layered Rugs
August 10, 2014 No comments

Get The Look: Layered Rugs

Growing up, my mother loved to collect oriental rugs, which she would spread throughout the home and move from room to room as the seasons came and went.  I always loved how the rugs mixed together in our home, even though the patterns, colors, and countries of origin didn’t always make sense together.  In different orientations and […]

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August 7, 2014 No comments

Marvel Lightens Up… Finally!

Marvel Studios, the film company established to mine the depths of the Marvel comic book empire, has been on a roll lately. With a vast treasure trove of characters beloved by fanboys and adults alike, the studio has brought us a seemingly unending stream of action movies, including the Avengers franchise and its many spinoffs […]

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August 3, 2014 No comments

On the Shores of Lake Mascoma…

Only a handful of people in the Upper Valley have had a chance to see Baltimore’s Ken and Brad Kolodner at a live performance, but that’s about to change! On a summer evening on the shores of Lake Mascoma, a benefit concert featuring Ken and Brad Kolodner, a father and son duo, will be playing […]

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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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March 24, 2014 No comments

Arlini-tini at Elixir. Ginger Rules.

White River Junction continues to add a hip vibe to an otherwise traditional Upper Valley and I always enjoy treating myself to good food and good music in the Junction. Carol and I recently dined at Elixir in White River Junction- and, we ordered our favorite cocktail, the Arlini-tini. Elixir is located in the Freight House, […]

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August 15, 2014 No comments

Free (For Now) IPhone Apps

Here is a handy list of free iphone apps that run the gamut. Wanna generate Morse Code? Looking for help buying a house? How about keeping track of all things cyclist? Take a look at this Yahoo article. I’ll bet there is something there for you!    

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July 7, 2014 No comments

SHHHH! I Am Driving.

Want to silence those incoming calls and texts that you just can’t resist while driving? Check out Do Not Disturb, the app that can help silence incoming distractions from your techno addiction.

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Refresh
June 30, 2014 No comments

New App: Refresh

Does this sort of scare you? REFRESH is a free app available to “gives you the insights you need to make the most out of every conversation.” What next. Will an app simply speak for us, too?  Watch it in action.

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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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messy bedroom
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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August 5, 2014 No comments

Should I just invest in gold and forget about the stock market?

With the recent prices of gold, and all the fast talking salesmen trying to convince us that gold is, was, and always will be a safer investment, you might conclude the answer is yes.  But as Paul Harvey used to say, let’s look at “the rest of the story. Long before stocks, bonds, and mutual […]

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July 28, 2014 No comments

Planning for Incapacity, Continued

Last week I had a choice: keep hiking in these beautiful mountains with my wife Margaret or turn around and write this article? I chose the hike. So, with apologies, this article is a week late. One of the goals of estate planning is creating choices. How will things work if I lose capacity? What […]

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July 7, 2014 No comments

Planning for Incapacity, Guardianship

Planning for Incapacity, Continued In May we began a discussion about planning for incapacity. (Click here for May’s Article) In that article we reviewed the basic legal tools needed to plan for incapacity. We also discussed the importance of communicating with your agents and family, your medical providers, and your financial and legal advisors about […]

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