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Patience post image

“…I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again… ” ― Jeaniene Frost

Lichen post image

“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask … this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.” – Carlos Castaneda                                       [...]

Rte 7 Pownal post image

Ice Cream Solves Everything…

On Gathering Information post image

Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll [...]

Bode Speaks post image

“Here’s why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot speak, so I listen very well. I never interrupt, I never change the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another’s conversations constantly. It’s like having a [...]

The Fabric of Dreams post image

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits, and are melted into air, into thin air: And like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capp’d tow’rs, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, and, like this insubstantial [...]

Annual Inspection post image

This is the first in a line of 277 cars. Thank goodness there are three guys on the job. Hey, this is Vermont! • Bennington, VT • March 16, 2016  

One Morning post image

It was raining lightly when I woke early one morning. The color of the lichen on these trees popped in the watery glaze of such a fine mist. I grabbed my camera and went out to the edge of the field, raised the lens, carefully framed the shot, and the battery died. I won’t repeat [...]

Rain… post image

Falling through the treetops, Puddles in the sand, Coming through the window, It glistens on my hand.

On Seeing Clearly post image

We never see a tree, we see the tree through the image that we have of it, the concept of that tree; but the concept, the knowledge, the experience, is entirely different from the actual tree. Here one is surrounded by a great many trees, fortunately, and if you look around you, as the speaker [...]

That Which Binds Us post image

I stand among you as one who offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free-floating existence under a state of risk. –Thomas Merton

Presidential Politics post image

Only eight months to the November election • Londonderry, VT • March 8, 2016

East Poultney Green post image

Before taking a shot Higgins says he reads the table. He registers the layout, observes the opponents frame of mind, weighs the score, predicts the strategies, recalls errors, calculates the risks —probably loosen his collar if he wasn’t such a smart dresser, and only then takes the shot. –Hurricane Higgins • Snooker Champion* • Poultney, [...]

White Creek Barn on Rte 313 post image

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. –Antoine de Saint Exupery • Rte 313 West • White Creek, NY • March 8, 2016

Man Reading a Newspaper post image

“Words are pegs to hang ideas on.” – Henry Ward Beecher • Manchester, VT • February 2016

Albany Airport post image

At the airport in Albany, NY this morning, Betty greeted us at checkin and asked that passports and boarding passes be out and ready for security. We marveled at all the decorations on her jacket lapel and asked what they were for. Many years of service, she said. We chit chatted for a few minutes [...]