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The Movie Diary
June 8, 2018

A technical approach

By Dom Cioffi

The grumbling went on for days. Occasionally I would hear hate-speak; other times, pointed questions were blurted out. And then finally one day my wife walked out of her office and tossed her cell phone onto the couch.

“I’ve had it,” she…

Mountain Meditation
June 8, 2018

On bears and quests

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Those of you who grew up in the Green Mountains of Vermont or other wilderness areas may take certain things for granted, but when I found bear poop just outside our bedroom window, I was excited and beside myself. As a Jersey…

Mountain Meditation
May 30, 2018

Springtime decluttering and the tapping solution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Perched on the deck this shimmering hour, hummingbirds hum and songbirds sing. Pico and Killington peek through the trees as sunlight illuminates chartreuse spring leaves.

The peace on the deck contrasts sharply with the chaos I’ve created inside. A decluttering tornado…

The Movie Diary
May 30, 2018

Out with the old

By Dom Cioffi

Many years ago (just before the advent of the new millennium), I stood in the basement of my new home trying to envision a renovation project that would meet all my particular needs. At that point, the area was a dusty second…

The Movie Diary
May 26, 2018

Suspicious minds 

By Dom Cioffi 

My teenage son looked at me the other night and stated, “Dad, can you stop being a coach and just be my father?”

That hit home, not only because it was a pretty insightful comment from such a young mind, but also…

Mountain Meditation
May 26, 2018

The power of going within

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Sometimes we just need to click “pause” to escape from the craziness of everyday life. Full schedules, obligations, media, and events cause many to live in constant distraction. But when we take a few minutes within, our inner nature reveals itself. Pushing…

The Movie Diary
May 16, 2018

Stuck in the moment

By Dom Cioffi

My son took a school trip to Washington, D.C., this past week. He was gone for the better part of four days. My wife and I were appropriately excited about his departure – both for the experience he was about to have and…

Mountain Meditation
May 16, 2018

Silence, please!

By Marguerite Jill dye

One of our greatest modern day challenges is finding ways to escape chaos and noise.

The Finnish Tourist Board released “Silence, Please,” under a series of wilderness photos, each with a solitary figure. “With noise pollution the world round, finding silence…

Rockin’ the region with Oak Ridge Boys
Rockin' The Region
May 15, 2018

Rockin’ the region with Oak Ridge Boys

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

This Saturday, May 19, I highly recommend you go see the legendary Oak Ridge Boys at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. The Oaks, as they’re also known, are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The lineup consists of Duane Allen…