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The Movie Diary
June 27, 2018

You’re ‘It’

By Dom Cioffi

Now that the school year is officially over, I’m determined to make sure my son is going to be suitably active for the summer break. Left to his own devices, I’m quite sure he would quarantine himself in our den,…

Mountain Meditation
June 24, 2018

Follow your bliss

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Living life’s passions brings such joy. Sharing them is even better. It deepens relationships and expands our hearts. My husband Duane has a passion for trains, which helps compensate for a childhood lack, but some passions are passed down for…

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…