Month: May 2018

Orchestrating Change Phase 3 Post Production | Indiegogo

The Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise the necessary money to complete post-production on the “Orchestrating Change” documentary is about 58% of the way to its goal. Please help with a donation and help make this documentary on the legendary Me2/Orchestra a reality. Me2/Orchestra includes…

Rampaging Packs of Wiener Dogs

Does anyone besides me remember the old Alpo commercials starring Lorne Greene? Greene tended to say things like “Beef: a dog’s natural food.” Every time I saw one of those commercials, I couldn’t help visualizing a rampaging pack of Dachshunds trying to bring down…

Roasting Marshmallows Over Lava

  I have a stupid sense of humor, especially when I’m bored. But I usually don’t make the national news as a result. Usually. http://time.com/5293693/kilauea-volcano-usgs-marshmallow/ Parenthetically, I do know better. I was at Kilauea in February of 2017 and kept a nice safe distance.

The Bunnies Have A Strong Union

{Carole and Jay, outside working on the lawn. Jay is mowing; Carole is mulching and manuring roses.} Carole: Why didn’t you mow everything? You left these patches with the little yellow flowers. Jay: The bunnies insisted. Carole: What? Jay: The bunnies insisted I leave…

Orchestrating Change: Final Push

Many of you know that a documentary on Me2/Orchestra and mental illness has been in the works for a couple of years. The film will be called “Orchestrating Change” and I was one of several members of the orchestra who were interviewed for it….

11 years and still walking

2018 marks my 11th year taking part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. In the past 11 years I’ve walked in 17 3-Day events, served as volunteer support crew 10 times, and raised a hair short of $50,000 thanks to the generosity of donors…

20 years

  How time flies! We moved to Vermont twenty years go yesterday — we pulled up in the driveway of our rental house in Essex Junction on May 16, 1998. I started work at what was then IDX Systems Corporation two days later, on…

Cornhole Glory, Follow-Up

A couple of months ago, I bragged about my amazing skill and unparalleled mightiness at the greatest of all tailgating sports, Cornhole. Yesterday, the Match of the Titans took place at the park opposite the Burlington (Vermont) airport, where the Lund Family Center pitted…

Woo-hoo! Op-ed in the Washington Post

Guess who got their op-ed about ethics printed in today’s Washington Post? Woo-hoo! You can read the column here or see the print image of the column here. A few people have asked how it came to be — the answer is, I idly…

Ethically Not Weighing Coal

Copyright: oleandra / 123RF Stock Photo I am a Vermont resident (been here 20 years as of May 16) and, as it happens, duly appointed Weigher of Coal for the town of Richmond, Vermont (population 4000 or so). Said job has no actual┬áresponsibilities or…

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