Tag Archives: Mountain Meditation

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July 20, 2017

Finding joie de vivre

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Watching presidents Macron and Trump at the Bastille Day celebration on the Champs Elysées in Paris took me back decades to standing on the wide boulevard’s sidewalk on the Fourteenth of July during studies and travels in Europe.

A little over two…

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July 13, 2017

Sounding the alarm on climate

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I met Marc Findeisen at the boat landing on Kent Pond where he was about to kayak across the water to check on the loon family. He updated us on the Canada geese and ducks and their chicks, and revealed the…

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July 5, 2017

What 4th of July means to me

By Marguerite Jill Dye and Marguerite Loucks Dye

Injustice, insurrection, independence, and new beginnings are what the 4th of July is all about. Pilgrims fled Europe for religious freedom and new opportunities. Many risked everything to cross the dangerous seas and begin a new life.

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June 29, 2017

“8 Borders, 8 Days”: a worldwide humanitarian crisis

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Have you ever felt unsafe in your own home? Can you imagine risking your own and your children’s lives to flee from your country to save your lives? Never underestimate the power of two women on a mission. When a courageous young…

Killington contemplations at our Walden Pond
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June 21, 2017

Killington contemplations at our Walden Pond

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We’ve been hiking up the left side of Mt. Killington from the last patch of snow just above the K-1 Lodge, up Bittersweet and a series of trails and pebbly service roads. We pass the tops of the Snowshed lift, the…

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June 14, 2017

Letter to the American leaders

By Marguerite Jill Dye

On the occasion of your 145th day in office, President Trump, and my 45th column in the Mountain Times, I humbly offer Trump and his party leadership this letter which was inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “Letter to the Soviet Leaders” nearly…

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June 8, 2017

Stepping Stones

By Marguerite Jill Dye

A dear friend asked, “Aren’t you afraid of expressing your opinion in such a public venue? I lived through the McCarthy era when people were blacklisted for speaking their truth.”

Most of my life I’ve been afraid of voicing my feelings for…

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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…

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…

Decluttering for sanity, new opportunities
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May 19, 2017

Decluttering for sanity, new opportunities

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I considered presenting a second Russian lesson or delving into the “109 paths from Trump to Putin,” but it would take a dissertation to investigate his Russian ties and the trail of Russian Mafia mobsters that lead to Trump Tower. Since the…