Monthly Archives: July 2008

A Taste of an Empty Nest

The other day my wife wondered aloud what barn swallows did before there were barns. This is, of course, up there with such other meaning-of-life questions as, “What did people call Captain Hook before he lost his hand?” and “If … Continue reading

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A World of Hurt, Then and Now

I was in rural Italy earlier this month, in a tiny village in Tuscany. Rural Italy is a lot like rural Vermont, except the women wear better shoes and everyone inhales olive oil the way we go through maple syrup. … Continue reading

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In the swing of things no more

Twelve years ago, in 1996, my friends Gerd Krahn, Rudy Cram and I assembled my daughter’s wooden swing set. Actually, Gerd and Rudy did most of the assembling because they both worked at Goodrich Aerospace in Vergennes, which meant they … Continue reading

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