Category Archives: State

There Was an Old Man of Shamokin…

You can read online about coincidences – Irv Kupcinet’s tie, George D. Bryson checking into a Louisville hotel room, the man in Detroit who caught the same baby falling out of a high window on two different occasions a year … Continue reading

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Get Out! (Open the Pod Bay Doors)

In the school parking lot tonight, waiting for the bus to bring back my kid, I was checking out the vanity plates as usual and saw this thin little bumper sticker: U.S. Out Of VT. Which — even more than … Continue reading

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Police State(s)

After seven months in the state I finally read Archer Mayor’s first novel from 1988, Open Season, which introduced everyone (and now me) to Vermont’s most famous (fictional) detective, Joe Gunther. The story, set mostly in Brattleboro at the bottom … Continue reading

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Race Matters

I heard a perfect Vermont story tonight while waiting around the field house at UVM for my son to be observed by a bunch of coaches, so he could be picked by a team and start playing Little League baseball. … Continue reading

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Backwoods Style

The March Esquire came in the mail today, the ‘Style 2006’ issue, which means that I immediately tossed out about 45% of the 238 pages. I like to tear up magazines while I read them (unless, of course, I’m in … Continue reading

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We’re #50!

Can’t remember why I was reading the December 2002 issue of The Atlantic the other day (probably to avoid some sort of real work), but in any case I came across this interesting statistic: “Everyone knows that the United States … Continue reading

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Ezra and I met the governor this afternoon (my wife was off in NH at a teacher training conference). I mean, we’ve been here a month, what was the holdup? The occasion was a ribbon cutting at the athletic club … Continue reading

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