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I was reading a story in the New York Times Sunday Magazine recently about turning standing trees into firewood. It was a short, how-to type piece, like something that might appear in Vermont Almanac. But it was written by someone who had clearly never put up much firewood. The tips were banal at best (“Never […]

Working Feverishly on Volume II

We haven’t kept up to date with our website timeline lately because we’re working around the clock on Volume II. The book will mail in late November this year, in hopes that we’ll avoid the holiday mail rush delays we had last year. More than 50 Vermonters have contributed to Vol. II, sharing their voices, art, […]

Smoke Map

The skies were full of wildfire smoke today. To get a sense of where it’s coming from, check out this really cool interactive map that NOAA updates regularly. Kind of shrinks the country, doesn’t it? And in doing so shrinks the world.    

Trout Fishing

My friend Kris and I met in Mrs. Kevorkian’s kindergarten class, which means I’ve been a bad influence on him for three decades now. When I suffer from panic attacks brought on by the realization that another summer’s slipping through my fingers, I often find myself dialing his phone number. “Wrap it up,” I said […]