I Don’t Know What’s More Surprising . . .

That a teenage girl on a phone ever noticed she was being pulled over, or that she got a Buick Century up to over 100mph: A teenager driving at triple-digit speeds told police she didn’t notice they were trying to pull her over because she was too busy talking on her cell phone. Police say 18-year-old Jessica Touchette,…

Winter’s Carrot–An Anecdote

“Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members”.~Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), My Several Worlds [1954].   A close friend of mine works in a grocery store,…

MapleFest

This weekend (April 25th-27th) is the Vermont Maple Festival in St. Albans, Vermont.  There are a lot of fun activities for the family, and we’re really hoping the nice weather holds out until Monday.  Some of the nieces and nephews will be marching in the parade, and I’ll be there taking pictures!  Some of the…

Vt Marriage Commission Releases Report

The full report can be read here.  I’d like you to read it yourself (it’s quite comprehensive), but I do have a couple of interesting sidenotes to point out: Based on the state’s tradition of equality under the law and of strong families, for over 30 years, Vermont probate courts have qualified gay and lesbian…

Tornado in VT/NY

Yesterday afternoon a storm swept its way through the state of Vermont and took down a number of trees and power lines in its path.  Barns were toppled, gazebos thrown about, and shingles ripped free of my own parents’ home.  For those of you elsewhere, the news is saying that this one will go down in…

Second Life . . . In Springfield?

I thought, since Vermont won the premiere contest, that I should share this with ou.  Found via insidethegaygate, you can now create your own Simpsons Avatar!  I’m afraid mine is a bit too realistic for my own good.    Alright, that’ll be quite enough laughter out of you. Hrmph.

Woo-Hoo!

VERMONT won the recent USAToday contest between Springfields in fourteen states to decide which one would be the home of Homer, Bart & co.  Accordingly, Springfield, Vermont’s small 100-seat movie theater will host the premiere on July 27th.  Whoa, man.  Second-place Illinois is very, very bitter about it.  One writer is very freely casting aspersions…

No Iphones For Vermont

Isn’t AT&T’s theme song, “All Around The World?”  You can buy an iPhone, but you won’t be able to use it in Vermont. Apple Inc. has chosen AT&T, formerly Cingular Wireless, to be the exclusive cellular carrier for its highly publicized iPhone product, and Vermont is entirely without AT&T coverage. via Barre-Montpelier Times Argus  Enjoy…