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January 27th, 2015
shame, n 1 a: a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety [Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1986]
I am not a member at the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op.
There! It's out!
I’m proposing we travel
to the Edmund Pettus Bridge
in Selma, Alabama
on the first day we have
together on the occasion
of your retirement.
We don’t sleep in
as we’d imagined ourselves
We begin walking
Things You Kept in Mind
for my friends at Elderly Services
Sometimes all you need is to be
asked, to say what you’d store
in a metal box--bury, hide, lock
in a safe. Anywhere what you choose
could be found in a day, a hundred
years from now. By somebody
who still has your name. Who may not
know what they’re seeing,
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin was elected to another term in office this morning by earning an overwhelming majority of the votes cast in the Vermont Legislature.
After only brief discussion, members of the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives voted, 110-69, in favor of the incumbent Democratic governor over his Republican challenger, Scott Milne. Libertarian candidate Dan Feliciano received no votes.
December 30th, 2014
Last week, my oldest daughter found a copy of our Christmas letter – the breezy family update that I’d slapped together to send out with our Christmas cards. She sat down at the kitchen table to read it, without my knowledge. (It’s still new and surprising that there are members of our family who can read besides my husband and me, and I’ve yet to take the necessary precautions.)
Life changes with the phone's ring, with a single recorded sentence:
"Good morning, this is Peter Burrows, ACSU Superintendent."
He cares so much for us he doesn’t
plow the middle of the road.
He knows the cold can make
a rink of where we’ll have to walk
in the middle of the night
when the lines are down,
the power out.
He won’t scrape it to stones
freezing to cement.
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