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June Jitters

SHELBURNE – The trials and tribulations of the times are giving me the June Jitters. Sitting on the edge of my seat puts too much weight on my sweaty, funky feet and keeps me more in my head than from healing my heart. Gathered recently for a pizza party, a[Read More…]

No Mow May

SHELBURNE – There are two sides to every story. When I walk out my front door, I am greeted by mud and mosquitoes. As I gaze out my office window, the new grass is decorated with dandelions, volunteer violets, and bees. I don’t make lawn decisions here, but I am[Read More…]

Monthly Musings

Grace Space SHELBURNE – It feels fitting that what for many was a once in a lifetime spatial experience happened in April, poetry month. In January, as I reflected on the upcoming total solar eclipse and the violence around the world, I wrote the following poem for PoemTown St. Johnsbury.[Read More…]

Monthly Musings – Wise Eyes

SHELBURNE – I find myself partially paying attention to the news these days, but I’ve noticed some favorite phrases of politicians and pundits. “Look” and “Just to be clear” are two of them, so I voted early and had cataract surgery. My ophthalmologist explained preop that my new lenses could[Read More…]

Monthly Musings

Medication or Meditation SHELBURNE – Children will tell you that school release is forever ago after recess or lunch. Many are itching to move. The kids arrived at Wonder & Wisdom after school with a lot of pent-up energy. We started with vigorous exercise or an energetic game before beginning[Read More…]

Power and Paradox

SHELBURNE – In the early eighties, I developed and led leadership workshops for government employees. “The Paradox of Managing Change” and my support for Madeleine Kunin’s gubernatorial campaign in Vermont got me on Reagan’s blacklist. Madeleine won the election, and I was prohibited from working with federal employees. Is change[Read More…]