Category Archives: Carole

Orchestrating Change: Tonight!

By | September 5, 2020

The documentary, “Orchestrating Change“, that I’m a featured subject in airs nationwide on PBS Plus/PBS World tonight at 8 pm EDT and again at midnight. I created a Facebook event for people to help people remember to tune in: Facebook event The documentary is about Me2/Orchestra, the world’s only orchestra dedicated to people with mental illness and their… Read More »

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Black Lives Matter

By | June 11, 2020

Many organizations have been posting thoughtful, well-reasoned announcements regarding their attitude toward recent events and toward the Black Lives Matter movement. We, Carole and Jay Furr, are just a middle-aged married couple with no special standing — but nonetheless, it seems wrong that our website is lacking any sign or testament of our attitudes and beliefs. So here… Read More »

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Salsa

By | October 19, 2019

We planted lots of chile and bell peppers in every color and size and degree of hotness (well, just about) and chopped them all up into a container of, well, chile hash — which we then used today to make 12 quarts of salsa. Ideally, we’d have used homegrown tomatoes as well, but we didn’t focus on paste tomatoes… Read More »

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Hey, I Was In A Movie!

By | October 15, 2019

So: I’m a featured subject in a just-released documentary film. For reals. The documentary is titled “Orchestrating Change” and is all about Me2/Orchestra, the orchestra I’ve been playing French horn in since 2011. Me2/Orchestra was founded to raise awareness and fight stigma about the realities of mental illness. The members of the orchestra run the gamut of conditions… Read More »

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Green Mountain Horn Club performance in North Hero

By | August 10, 2019

The Green Mountain Horn Club has been a thing here in Vermont for several decades, changing in membership over the years but always managing to come together every few months to put on fun French Horn-only performances for our legions of admiring fans. We did a performance recently in North Hero, Vermont at a little roadside venue called… Read More »

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Bear

By | July 9, 2019

Bear on my front porch this morning. Yes, you’re supposed to take your bird feeders in during the spring so as not to attract bears coming out of hibernation. We’ve actually only had ours out for the last month or so. Our reaction to the bear coming onto our porch today was “Hey, dammit, it’s JULY. Get lost.… Read More »

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2019 ACDA “Gather at the River” Conference

By | July 2, 2019

I took part in the 2019 “Gather at the River” choral conference hosted by the Vermont chapter of the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) this past weekend at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury (quack) Vermont. I was part of the Hawaiian music “chamber choir” in addition to singing in the massed choir. I really liked the Hawaiian… Read More »

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Final fundraising push for the 2019 Twin Cities Susan G Komen 3-Day

By | June 27, 2019

Dear reader, we’ve made major strides against breast cancer mortality in the last ten years, but there’s still so much work left to do. It costs money to treat patients, conduct clinical trials, detect tumors, and educate at-risk populations. Donations from my friends, family, and co-workers have helped more than one might realize — the Komen foundation has… Read More »

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Aurora Chamber Singers Babylon

By | May 1, 2019

Hi, everyone! I’m a member of the Aurora Chamber Singers and our spring concert is coming up on May 11! If you live within two days’ drive of Burlington, Vermont I hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to attend. This will probably be the single greatest, most exciting concert any of us will ever take part in, either… Read More »

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