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  • A "Solst-Ice" Report

    A "Solst-Ice" Report: The Season's First "Big Chill"
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    By Matt Pierle In the aftermath of a backwoods Solstice party in Lamoille County we awoke to a small mountain of dishes and no electricity. The longest night of the year had wrapped us in an icy bear […]
    Posted December 27, 2013.
  • Saving (and Roasting) Chestnuts

    Roasting (and Restoring) Chestnuts
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    By Kat Deely “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose….”  These words invoke every shiver of childhood anticipation for Christmas morning. Family time, feasting time, vacation […]
    Posted December 24, 2013.
  • Petri Dish Pathos

    Petri Dish Pathos
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    By Matt Cahill I spent the afternoon sorting a tangle of dead bodies.  Their legs were all tangled in a heap.  I had to pry each little corpse apart, delicately, one at a time.  Down the barrel of my […]
    Posted October 24, 2013.
  • Fir Waves

    Fir Waves
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    by Gus Goodwin I suspect there is a positive correlation between one’s appreciation for fir waves and one’s distance from them.  From a distance, fir waves etch a pleasing pattern on the landscape, pose […]
    Posted April 26, 2013.
  • Winter Routines

    Orion Rising
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    By Joanne Garton We all have our routines, those mental checklists we complete to make sure that our day will run smoothly. Some are entirely rational, others seem almost ridiculous, but all are part of what […]
    Posted February 15, 2013.
  • Reflections

    Reflections
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    By Matt Cahill My third-floor office is a commanding venue for a nap.  Reclined in a worn swivel chair with my unsheathed feet stacked on the heat grates, I slip into my best unproductive hours.  When my […]
    Posted February 01, 2013.
  • Winter Crow Roosts

    Considering Crows
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    By Nancy Olmstead I stopped running because I was surrounded by hundreds of crows.  It was dusk on the bike path along Lake Champlain.  Great masses of crows were flying in from the east to roost on the […]
    Posted January 18, 2013.