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Faith in Vermont: Marriage, Thirteen Years Later

Posted on July 28, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



July 20, 2002, 8 AM

I spent the night with my mother at The Colony Club on Park Avenue in New York City, where the wedding reception will take place.

I didn’t sleep much; I was too excited. Instead, I finished reading The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien’s masterful novel about the Vietnam War: an odd reading choice for a bride-to-be, perhaps, but it definitely takes my mind off of the wedding.

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Clippings: Summer can test parents' patience

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Faith Gong



“I am so bored. I’m bored to death!” moans my 7-year-old daughter.

We are three weeks into summer vacation. For one of those weeks, she attended a day camp at Lake Dunmore. For two and a half of those weeks, her grandparents visited from California; this visit included a trip to the Six Flags Great Escape water and amusement parks, a day at Shelburne Farms, the Ilsley Library summer reading truck touch, and a strawberry picking outing. For two weeks, she took daily swimming lessons at the Middlebury Town Pool.

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Faith in Vermont: A Midsummer Sampler (With Kids)

Posted on July 14, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



“I am so bored. I’m bored to death!” moans my 7-year-old daughter.

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Faith in Vermont: Changing My Mind

Posted on June 30, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



It can be humbling to write a bi-weekly newspaper column: Few things more effectively highlight one’s capacity for change – or inconsistency, denial, and flip-flopping.  I’m not convinced that this is a bad thing; isn’t the point of individual human existence to grow and change? Isn’t it natural that the ideas expressed in a column should evolve along with the human writing that column?

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Faith in Vermont: The Moms Are All Right

Posted on June 16, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



This column will be published immediately following the last day of Addison County’s 2014-15 school year.

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Faith in Vermont: Lessons from the Garden

Posted on May 19, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



The older I get, the more I love gardening.

I have commented previously in this column about my ambivalence towards gardening -- the result of a childhood spent watching my parents slave away each weekend in their garden -- and the unfavorable gardening conditions in my own rock-infested, tree-shaded yard. One could quite rightly characterize my current relationship with my garden as "rocky."

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William Sessions reflects on pivotal role of the judiciary

Posted on May 7, 2015 |
By Faith Gong



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MIDDLEBURY — “Be respectful and tolerant. Never raise your voice. Never be judgmental. Treat people kindly.”

That’s the approach to sentencing that U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III has taken throughout his 20 years on the federal bench. It’s a role the longtime Cornwall resident, of course, takes very seriously.

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Faith in Vermont: American Girl Dolls and the Decline of Civilization

Posted on May 5, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



Grandparents get to do whatever they want -- that's my philosophy.

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Faith in Vermont: Some Gifts of Spring

Posted on April 21, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



We are starting to move outward now. The turning point came a few days before Easter, when I looked outside one morning and saw that there was more bare ground than snow visible through the window.

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