Category: Carole

“Take Steps In Their Shoes” 2018

Hey, everyone! “Steps To End Domestic Violence” (our local Vermont non-profit supporting victims of domestic violence, as the name probably indicates) is holding its annual fundraising walk, “Take Steps In Their Shoes“, on October 6. I’m registered to participate and I’d greatly appreciate your…

Yahrzeit

Today is the one year anniversary of my mother’s death. My mother died on the day of the summer solstice, a month and a half after her 75th birthday. I wouldn’t remember the date so well if it weren’t for those memory joggers. Her…

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….

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…

CORNHOLE GLORY

GREETINGS FLESHLINGS I WILL BE COMPETING IN THE 2018¬†LUND FAMILY CENTER¬†“PITCHIN’ FOR A PURPOSE” CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR ME. I WILL CRUSH YOU ALL YEA VERILY THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH. AMONG MY FOES, THAT IS THE LUND CENTER…

Kitty Smooching

RIP, Starlight “Torbie” Furr — 2002-2017

Rest in peace, Starlight “Torbie” Furr, 2002-2017. Starlight was a wonderful kitty, from the very first day she hopped into my lap in the visitation room at the Chittenden County Humane Society in October of 2002, right up until the end. She was suffering…

Clinical Depression

I don’t think I’ve ever come right out and thanked my friends and co-workers and family members for being understanding and tolerant where my clinical depression is concerned. I’ve been mostly focused on saying “Look, I know what a huge drag I am, I’m…

Stop Domestic Violence: Take Steps In Their Shoes

On June 3, the Burlington, Vermont-area’s annual fundraising walk/run to raise money and awareness for the fight against domestic violence will take place. Last year it was called “Run for Empowerment” — this year it’s called “Take Steps In Their Shoes”. Regardless, the funds…

Dora Furr’s “Russian Tea” aka Tang Tea

2 cups Tang orange instant drink powder 1 cup sweetened lemonade powder 1/2 cup instant tea powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp nutmeg Mix well. Use 2 heaping teaspoons to one cup boiling water.

Strangeness at Night

Last night I woke up around 2:30 am, sitting upright in bed, with the light on, having been dreaming of trying to sign someone up for Vermont Health Connect. I think I was trying to sign my cat Starlight up for health insurance, only…

Berry season

So I’ve just discovered that berry season has begun. And it looks like a good one! I went outside for a few minutes, to check my raspberry and blueberry plants. The raspberries are now bearing abundantly enough that there are too many to eat…

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