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The Color of Cranberries
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December 1, 2016

The Color of Cranberries

By Tim Traver As a kid fidgeting at my grandmother’s Thanksgiving table, I often wondered, what’s the point of cranberries? She had a live-in Irish cook who insisted on serving whole cranberries suspended in a kind of gelatinous, inverted bog. If I ventured to eat…

The Nouveau American Revolution
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December 1, 2016

The Nouveau American Revolution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We were grateful that the snow arrived in time for a beautiful Thanksgiving and to provide ideal conditions for Killington’s first World Cup where excitement and energy stirred up The Beast. Daydreaming about the great event and sparkling white world, my…

Aging in Place
December 1, 2016

Grieving Lost Possibilities

The first was realizing I’d aged out of joining the military.  It was something I’d always kept as an option. It had its attractions.  I could simply join the Navy and go see the world, except a day came when it was no longer possible….

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December 1, 2016

The United States of Cinema

In the weeks and months following an election, it’s impossible—at least for me—to look at a map of our country without mentally filling in the appropriate color for each state: red or blue. A plurality of Americans voted Democrat, but most of the land belonged,…

Welcome to Killington, world
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November 22, 2016

Welcome to Killington, world

The people of Killington and all of Vermont welcome you to the Audi International Ski Federation Alpine Ski World Cup. We are happy and honored you have chosen Killington for the Giant Slalom and Slalom and are especially excited to stand, for the very first…

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November 22, 2016

Finally!

By Rev. Lee Alison Crawford, Vicar For the past week, down here on the farm, we have been running around like squirrels putting up acorns for the winter. All the projects left unfinished from the summer and fall need to be completed now as we…

Water Scorpions: underwater assassins
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November 22, 2016

Water Scorpions: underwater assassins

By Declan McCabe Recently, my daughter participated in Odyssey of the Mind, a creative problem-solving competition devoted to ingenuity and team work. As an entomologist, I was thrilled to learn that the program calls its highest award the “Ranatra fusca.” Not only was the award…

Altitude Sickness
November 22, 2016

Mastering the climb

It has been a quiet week in Killington. I haven’t been doing much in the way of activity other than skiing every day and rock climbing at the Rutland Gym. This is what I normally refer to as my “asthsma season” or my “fat season.”…

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November 22, 2016

All about cooking!

By Mary Ellen Shaw When I was a young girl I remember my mother had a thick green hardcover cookbook.  It was her “go to” cookbook and the pages looked it. Various recipes had little remnants of ingredients that had been dropped on the pages…

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November 22, 2016

I lied

Last week, after vaguely apologizing for having stated so many times that there was no chance Donald Trump would win the presidency, I pledged to take a break from politics. But—hey, sorry, man—I still can’t get the election out of my head. Lately I’ve been…