Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

Ironically, I write so much these days that I don't have time to write. What I mean is, as a freelancer my work hours are taken up with writing for someone else, for money (which is fantastic--a dream come true!). Writing blog posts for fun have had to take a back-burner. But a few years … Continue reading Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

I drove through sadness

I drove through sadness today. Tears from clouds and tears in ravaged river banks. Tears, rips, and gashes. Gutted, graded and gored. Rutted, raked and ruined. As I drove along Route 107 between Pittsfield and Bethel, Vermont for the first time since Tropical Storm Irene, I cried for my home state. Yes, I had seen … Continue reading I drove through sadness

Trust the process, pt 5 (Everything is connected, 1)

Back in May I wrote in this post, Steppingstones to a new life, about how different paths of my life had suddenly come together at juncture, namely, grad school. I was shocked and gob-smacked how the Universe, Serendipity and Synchronicity got together presented me with this and amazing and timely opportunity. But these three tricksters … Continue reading Trust the process, pt 5 (Everything is connected, 1)

Booger-fingers will not break my spirit

Yesterday I attended the Women Business Owners Network (WBON) Winter Conference in Manchester, Vermont. Everyone of the speakers was fantastic and one woman noted she felt "drunk on the energy." I can't begin to share all the things discussed but I will tell you, it was powerful! I believe in serendipity, in the power of … Continue reading Booger-fingers will not break my spirit

Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

I just have to say I'm not a huge fan of New Jersey. I'm sure it is a lovely state - in spots; it must be called the Garden State for a reason - but from where I'm sitting, it ain't so grand. The wind is howling around and right through my 8th floor hotel … Continue reading Not in Kansas… er, Vermont, Anymore

Serendipity on a Bike

This move from Vancouver to Vermont is not an easy prospect for 'lil sis. We have been scouring the area and the internet trying to discover the potentials of her new home.One thing you should know about my sister (let's call her "C") is that she's painfully allergic to malls and other large (or small, … Continue reading Serendipity on a Bike

This one’s corny

This is a moose. A very large moose. Moose live in Vermont. I live in Vermont. I have never seen a moose. I have followed moose tracks, but no moose. Bear also live in Vermont. I have also never seen a bear. I have smelt a bear and I have heard a bear, but I … Continue reading This one’s corny

Mission Impossible: Finding milk at 10PM

Today I was on a reconnaissance mission: Find a town in Vermont for my sister and her family to move to from Vancouver. Ha.Vancouver: Land of mountains, sea, beaches, city, Starbucks, bike paths, buses, cafes, shopping, shopping, and more shopping. A city where pedestrians take precedence over cars (on some intersections the light turns green … Continue reading Mission Impossible: Finding milk at 10PM