Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fit to be (neck) tied? Yes. Today.

Other than weddings and funerals, there are only two times a year when I am likely to wear a necktie to the church here in Lincoln, Vermont: Christmas Eve and today, Easter Sunday. This is true with the vast majority … Continue reading

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Robert Frost, born on this date

Robert Frost was born on this date in 1874. Most historians presume he is playing softball in this Bread Loaf photo from the 1940s. I’ve always suspected it was Tai Chi. Bread Loaf is about twelve miles from my home … Continue reading

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Evolution: M&M. M2M. B2M. BM.

We are now on the cusp of an M2M world – M2M being the techie shorthand for machine-to-machine, not a typo for candies that melt in your mouth, not in your hand. And while I will always be more interested … Continue reading

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Sugaring season may be short, but it’s always sweet

Most of us who have lived in Vermont for any length of time know the basics of sugaring: You have to boil about 40 gallons of sap to get a single gallon of syrup. A sugarmaker should expect to lose … Continue reading

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Co-Hosts for COTS: Seth and Whoopi and Billy better watch out

It was two weeks ago tonight that many millions of us watched Kristen Chenoweth ask movie stars on the Oscar red carpet, “Who are you wearing?” I’ve always found the phrasing of that question a little creepy – a little … Continue reading

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It’s germane. Thank the school and select boards.

I love it when presidential aspirants have what we in the media call a “town meeting” style debate. Those debates are not town meetings — and not simply because there are no school board officials there we can pretend are … Continue reading

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