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Mister Sour Mash

Remind me sometime to tell you the story of how I walked into a bar in Virginia to ask directions and two hours later stumbled out, having somehow won the title of “Mister Sour Mash”. I hadn’t even known that … Continue reading

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Unchecked Power: Vermont Edition

I submit for your perusal two screen captures that you might find amusing: This’ll be my third year as Weigher of Coal for the town of Richmond, Vermont. I haven’t had to weigh any coal yet, and since the town … Continue reading

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What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen up for bid in a charity auction?

A (very) long-time cow orker of mine, Brian,┬áis running an online auction to benefit the Montessori school that he and his wife run. Since the school is located in Essex, Vermont, and the items were donated by people in the … Continue reading

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I’m the worst person in the world

I am mentally ill. My mental illness takes the form of severe depression mixed with PTSD. My depression is partly due to heredity and partly due to environment. It’s the nature of the thing that it’s sometimes hard to draw … Continue reading

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Dawg Moment

Apropos of nothing: a quick Bulldog break: We have the best pup! ­čÉż#NationalPuppyDay #GoDawgs A post shared by Georgia Gymnastics (@ugagymnastics) on Mar 23, 2017 at 1:10pm PDT

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Remembering

As of this April 16, it’ll have been ten years since the horrific events that took place in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007. In the ten years since a┬ámentally ill young man ran amuck with his guns and took … Continue reading

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Dammit, Ennui

Today is a bright sunny, chilly day with the remnants of this week’s snowstorm all around outside serving as a reminder that although spring may technically┬ástart tomorrow, astronomically speaking, Vermont usually has other ideas. Carole is out at a meeting … Continue reading

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