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Mountain Meditation
November 7, 2018

Let’s build a better America

By Marguerite Jill Dye 

However the mid-term elections play out, we still must consider how deeply divisions in the United States are affecting our wellbeing, as a nation, as world citizens, and as individuals. Many of us find our families divided, and have…

Mountain Meditation
November 1, 2018

Our democracy needs CPR: Vote!

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Steve Finer began mountain rescue decades ago in Wyoming and has served as a longtime leader of Killington Fire and Rescue. He also works in Rutland Regional Medical Center’s emergency center, so his three-hour CPR class in the Sherburne…

Mountain Meditation
October 27, 2018

A Celtic wedding and the ring bearer

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We rode on a tractor-pulled hayride up to the wedding ground. The mountain glowed in late the day sun that lit up the orchard and colorful woods. When the bagpipes began, we led the procession, then sat on the first wooden…

Mountain Meditation
October 5, 2018

It’s time

By Marguerite Jill Dye

“Empathy, not apathy, is going to change the world,” Seane Corn declared in the Sounds True Summit, “Waking Up in the World.”

“Empathy” is to identify with the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of another. “Apathy,” also from Greek, is the…

Mountain Meditation
September 28, 2018

The New Deal’s Vermont legacy

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We paid a visit to the Bennington Museum, eager to see the paintings and prints of “Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont,” which is on exhibit through Nov. 4.

At the entrance to the museum I…

Mountain Meditation
September 13, 2018

The best of Vermont

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We welcomed our friends from Avignon, France, Colette and Jean-Paul Pascal, with a fête. We explored our region on “Very Vermont” excursions and hikes. One lovely day at Silver Lake, Judy took Colette on her first kayak trip. We…

Local News
September 12, 2018

Bernie rallies in Middlebury

By Marguerite Jill Dye

MIDDLEBURY—About 500 crowded onto the Middlebury Green to hear Senator Bernie Sanders and friends speak about labor issues, education, health and child care, discrimination, and the importance of the upcoming elections in Vermont and the nation.

The annual Labor Day Rally…

Mountain Meditation
September 9, 2018

Valuable life lessons with a bear on your deck

By Marguerite Jill Dye

My favorite thing in all the world at this time in my life is spending time with our 3-year-old grandson, Silas. “Papa” and I recently spent several days trying to keep up with and care for him. Some conversations with…

Mountain Meditation
August 23, 2018

A silent revolution

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I was ecstatic at first, as I floated through the Clark Art Institute’s downstairs galleries filled with more than 80 magnificent works by “Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900.” The stunning exhibit in Williamstown, Massachusetts was organized by the American Federation…