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May 31, 2017

It’s time to talk about aging

By Kevin Theissen

We are all, inexorably, marching toward old age. By 2030, 72 million Americans will be age 65 or older. The good news is longevity has been improving, and people are remaining healthy and vibrant at older ages.

The bad news is cultural…

Altitude Sickness
May 31, 2017

Softball: Singles get the job done

Ah, spring, when young men’s thoughts turn to … well, to skiing. Also to mountain biking and road cycling and rock climbing, and softball.

I skied what I think was day 213 today (it starts to get confusing when I am not only operating by…

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May 31, 2017

Creating Heaven or Hell on earth

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Inspiration may strike at the oddest hour betwixt and between deep sleep and dreams, then an idea floats into my head and I have to get up. It can’t be ignored. If I don’t jump up out of bed right then and…

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May 31, 2017

Watching children suffer

By Brett Yates

The fifth season of “MasterChef Junior,” the competitive reality series on Fox, concluded in May. One of roughly 90 shows hosted by the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, “MasterChef Junior” is a spinoff of “MasterChef,” an amateur cooking contest, replicated exactly but for…

Rockin’ the region with Ike Willis
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May 31, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Ike Willis

By Dave Hoffenberg and Rick Redington

If you’re free Wednesday, June 7, I highly recommend you go to the West Rutland Town Hall Theater to see an incredible show. For only $20, you get to see a legend in the business—and some local legends, as…

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May 31, 2017

Feeling the burn

By Dom Cioffi

I returned to Jacksonville, Florida, this past week for my first three-month, post-cancer check-up. In February, after several months of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, I received the “cancer free” label. However, I will still need to visit the Mayo Clinic every three…

Slow down, focus, experience joy
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May 24, 2017

Slow down, focus, experience joy

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I think of Mom when I wash dishes, and relive my childhood memories. We camped in a tent, then lived in the basement of the ski lodge we built off Roaring Brook Road. Dad stoked the pot belly stove for heat with…

On mammal teeth
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May 24, 2017

On mammal teeth

By Tim Traver

When my daughter was 4, she once asked, “Do mice get cavities?” We were coming back from the dentist, so teeth were on her mind and so were mice, since her pet mouse had recently escaped. Later in the day, she asked…

Altitude Sickness
May 24, 2017

Hiking is in, no jackassery

Day 207 total for this season with 195 being lift service, as of writing this May 19.  It feels good.  Hiking is now pretty easy (12 hiking days in, it should be). Though I don’t really want to do it when I start, I make…

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May 24, 2017

Eight mistakes that can upend your retirement

By Kevin Theissen

Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes to steer clear of, if possible.

No strategy: Yes, the biggest mistake is having no strategy at all. Without a strategy, you may…