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Mountain Meditation
February 6, 2019

An antidote to Trump’s world

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We switch back and forth between reality and fantasy, but it’s often confusing as to which is which. When we’ve reached our five-minute news limit on Trump’s turmoil and utter chaos, we leave CNN’s political pundits and MSNBC commentators. We’ve found…

Movie Diary
February 6, 2019

Change is in the air

By Dom Cioffi

Testosterone is an interesting thing.

The hormone, found in all humans, plays an important role in the body. In men, it’s thought to regulate sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength, and the production of red blood cells and…

Mountain Meditation
February 4, 2019

Chinese Year of the Earth Pig has begun

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I was mesmerized and awed by the full supermoon lunar eclipse just past midnight. Its rich red hue was startling. No wonder the moon’s always mystified me and our ancestors, since their beginning. With giant Jupiter in the sign of Sagittarius,…

Movie Diary
January 30, 2019

With great power

By Dom Cioffi

I know it’s a little early to be thinking about golf, but Tiger Woods was playing in his first tournament of 2019 this weekend and that got me watching.

Tiger had a so-so outing at the Farmers Insurance Open (tied for 20th;…

Rockin’ The Region with Fiddlewitch
Rockin' The Region
January 30, 2019

Rockin’ The Region with Fiddlewitch

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

If you’re into bluegrass, check out Fiddlewitch. Even if you’re not, check them out anyway –  they play good music. I had the pleasure of speaking to David Hughes (age 57) who started the group two years ago with his step-daughter…

Mountain Meditation
January 23, 2019

My studio: a creative, spiritual retreat

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Virginia Woolf wrote an extended essay in 1929 entitled “A Room of One’s Own,” based on her lectures, that stressed the importance of a quiet place for a woman to write and think. Women were expected to carry out household duties…

Ice capades
The Outside Story
January 23, 2019

Ice capades

By Declan McCabe

Come mid-January, when I’m acclimatized to Vermont’s winter, I enjoy an occasional stroll on the icy surface of Lake Champlain. I favor bays sheltered from the brunt of winter winds where the ice has had ample time to thicken. I pull microspikes…

The Movie Diary
January 16, 2019

Finding beauty in the struggle

By Dom Cioffi

My son has been playing and taking drum lessons for quite some time. This percussion adventure started prior to Christmas a little over two years ago when his cousin agreed to forego a drum kit that was collecting dust in the corner.

Rockin’ The Region with Big Bang Baby
Rockin' The Region
January 16, 2019

Rockin’ The Region with Big Bang Baby

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg

Martin Luther King weekend is one of the premiere party weekends in Killington and on that Sunday the Wobbly Barn has chosen to go with a premiere band, Big Bang Baby (BBB). They’ve been playing there since 2004 and they keep…