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November 4th, 2014
Because this column will run on Election Day, I feel compelled to write about local politics.
I typed that sentence, and then spent five minutes staring at my computer screen. The truth is, I'm terrified to write about politics.
Chalk prevailed for the four local high school soccer teams that saw first-round action on Wednesday, as the No 2 Middlebury and No. 3 Mount Abraham girls advanced in Division II, while the No. 14 Vergennes girls lost to the Eagles, and in D-I boys’ action No. 1 South Burlington ousted No. 16 Middlebury.
This is a ghost story, except that the ghosts were never living; they were things that humans built assuming they'd endure: roads, houses, towns.
As expected, the Vermont Principals’ Association awarded top-four seeds this morning to the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer and field hockey teams, the Mount Abraham girls’ soccer squad, and the Otter Valley field hockey team. No formal announcement had been made as of late Monday morning, but the MUHS and OV football teams have earned the No. 1 seeds in Division I and III, respectively.
Those teams, plus the No. 7 Eagle field hockey team, will all be hosting playoff games this week:
It started with fly fishing.
(NOTE: The above photo is not the actual Middlebury DMV.)
I spent the morning of my 39th birthday in the waiting room of the Middlebury DMV.
Here are a few things that you should know:
-The Middlebury DMV is a "mobile" DMV, which means that it's not in operation every day. It's open for business in the Middlebury Courthouse every Thursday, and alternating Wednesdays. That's it.
The high school jocks have a tradition
of sneaking out of their parents’ homes,
driving around our neighborhood
chucking rolls of toilet paper
into the winless trees.
The trees weep tails the rain
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