Monthly Archives: September 2018

NAMI Vermont MindWalk 2018

By | September 28, 2018

On Sunday I will be taking part in the NAMI Vermont MindWalk — a fundraiser to raise funds (the best kind!) for advocacy and support of the mentally ill and their families and friends here in Vermont. (NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness.) As someone who is mentally ill, I greatly appreciate the work that NAMI… Read More »

Pickles and Wines, and That

By | September 26, 2018

For the first time in my entire life, I’m running for public office. Namely, for the not-terribly-impressive position of “Justice of the Peace” in my little 4,000-person town of Richmond, Vermont. “Justice of the Peace” (the Vermont version, anyway) isn’t exactly what you may recall from old Westerns. Richmond and other towns our size get to elect twelve.… Read More »

Adventures on the Baltic Sea

By | September 24, 2018

Warning: the following blog entry will contain details and photos of someone else’s vacation, which in all honesty is like saying “we’re going to bore you stupid and make you envious at the same time.” I don’t know for a fact that sharing photos of us spending a lot of money touring some far-off land will make you… Read More »

Please Support Me in the 2018 Susan G Komen 3-Day

By | September 22, 2018

Newsflash: breast cancer kills around 40,000 people each year in the United States alone. Newsflash: over 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the USA. Newsflash: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Newsflash: 2500+ men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and one… Read More »

Birthday Blues

By | September 19, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 is my 51st birthday. I mention this not because I want you to post a semi-automatic “Happy Birthday’ message to me on Facebook or Twitter. In actual point of fact, I’ve marked my birthdate “hidden” on Facebook and on Twitter… because I’m a total grouch about my birthday. I have a hereditary sense of… Read More »

21st Wedding Anniversary

By | September 11, 2018

Carole and I tied the knot on Saturday, September 13, 1997. Thursday of this week is the 21st anniversary of that date. We are still married despite being two of the most contrary, argumentative jackasses who ever fell off the turnip truck. Marriage has not worked out the way I thought it would. I imagine marriage usually doesn’t.… Read More »

You Can Love Whoever The Hell You Want

By | September 8, 2018

Carole and I marched in the 2018 Burlington, Vermont Pride parade today. We’re allies of those in the LGBTQ movement and supporters of the fundamental right of all persons to love whomever the hell they want. We’re happy and proud that droves of Vermonters came out to cheer and support and to march in the parade itself. We… Read More »