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Ways of Seeing http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1755/all en Joanna Colwell: I didn't vaccinate my child ... and then I did http://addisonindependent.com/201503joanna-colwell-i-didnt-vaccinate-my-child-and-then-i-did <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joanna Colwell </div> </div> </div> <p> It&rsquo;s a little embarrassing to write this column. It would be easier to keep my head down, and keep my medical decisions private. But with all the recent news about the measles outbreak, and concerns about the high numbers of unvaccinated children in Vermont, I feel I must tell my story.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29088">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503joanna-colwell-i-didnt-vaccinate-my-child-and-then-i-did" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion vaccination Ways of Seeing Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:16:29 +0000 Trent Campbell 29088 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of seeing: It's time for a few resolutions of the heart http://addisonindependent.com/201401ways-seeing-its-time-few-resolutions-heart <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rebecca Kneale Gould </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20836">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401ways-seeing-its-time-few-resolutions-heart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Ways of Seeing Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:56:18 +0000 Zach Despart 20836 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Paper company wants pipeline ... but I don't http://addisonindependent.com/201309ways-seeing-paper-company-wants-pipeline-i-dont <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joanna Colwell </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">I was tired after teaching my third class last Tuesday, and I felt like going home and resting. But instead of heading for the comforts of home, I went to the middle school, along with hundreds of other people. Most of us were there because we oppose the pipeline that would carry fracked gas through Addison County on route to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19126">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201309ways-seeing-paper-company-wants-pipeline-i-dont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion pipeline Ways of Seeing Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:25:12 +0000 Zach Despart 19126 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Misuse of langage stops me cold http://addisonindependent.com/201308opinion-misuse-langage-stops-me-cold <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Abi Sessions </div> </div> </div> <p> Field Days is finished; the hectic last few weeks of August are here, and it&rsquo;s time for our kids to get ready to return to school. By &ldquo;our kids&rdquo; I don&rsquo;t mean our own sweet cherubs. I mean our collective kids, the children of Addison County. It takes a village to raise a child, right?</p> <p> And it takes a village to create a literate environment to model for our children that language and learning matter.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/18590/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/18590">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308opinion-misuse-langage-stops-me-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Ways of Seeing Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:38:31 +0000 John McCright 18590 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Food is both salvation and destruction http://addisonindependent.com/201308ways-seeing-food-both-salvation-and-destruction <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joanna Colwell </div> </div> </div> <p> It finally stopped raining today so I got on my bike to pick up my vegetables at Elmer Farm. Since I live in what is possibly the shadiest spot in Addison County (and I mean shady as in lack of sunshine, not in the illicit activity sense of the word) it&rsquo;s difficult to grow a garden here.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18176">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308ways-seeing-food-both-salvation-and-destruction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Joanna Colwell Ways of Seeing Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:32:24 +0000 Trent Campbell 18176 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: To deepen your experience, slow down http://addisonindependent.com/201307ways-seeing-deepen-your-experience-slow-down <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Abi Sessions </div> </div> </div> <p> You&rsquo;re probably familiar with Slow Food, the international movement whose aim is to promote local and culturally specific foods. Even if you&rsquo;re not familiar with Slow Food as an organization, you may be part of the movement; if you&rsquo;ve had the traditional fried dough and maple cotton candy at Field Days, I think you&rsquo;re probably in.</p> <p> I support the mission of Slow Food. I&rsquo;m also a fan of a related idea: Slow Travel.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18077">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201307ways-seeing-deepen-your-experience-slow-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Abi Sessions Op/ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:11:10 +0000 xian 18077 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Anger should be handled like fire http://addisonindependent.com/201306ways-seeing-anger-should-be-handled-fire <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joanna Colwell </div> </div> </div> <p> I was talking on the phone with a dear friend, and boy was she mad! She was so angry that her voice had a hard edge to it, her breathing was rapid, and my chest felt tight just listening to her speak. Her emotion was so immediate, so current, so fresh. The incident at the root of the rage? It happened 24 years ago.</p> <p> Here&rsquo;s the thing about anger. It is like a fire that makes us hot. When we tell the story of what someone did to us that made us so angry, we are feeding the fire, adding more and more dry kindling to encourage the blaze.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17307">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306ways-seeing-anger-should-be-handled-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Joanna Colwell Op/ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:19:54 +0000 xian 17307 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Our clothing has us in a bind http://addisonindependent.com/201305ways-seeing-our-clothing-has-us-bind <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Abi Sessions </div> </div> </div> <p> I am haunted by the photos of the April 24 garment factory building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where over 1,100 people died. Certainly there is no shortage of disturbing photos in the news from all over the world, but these have a particular tug for one simple reason &mdash; these people work for me. And I expect they work for you, too.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17185">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305ways-seeing-our-clothing-has-us-bind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Ways of Seeing Thu, 30 May 2013 13:33:40 +0000 xian 17185 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: A reflection on Mother’s Day http://addisonindependent.com/201305ways-seeing-reflection-mother%E2%80%99s-day <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rebecca Kneale Gould </div> </div> </div> <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17058">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201305ways-seeing-reflection-mother%E2%80%99s-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Op/ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 23 May 2013 13:46:11 +0000 xian 17058 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: A tragedy might possibly end with love http://addisonindependent.com/201304ways-seeing-tragedy-might-possibly-end-love <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rebecca Gould </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">Now it&rsquo;s time for the healing to begin. Our community needs closure. Let&rsquo;s make things get back to normal. Today, we will start moving on.</span></p> <p> After every tragedy in a community &mdash; especially those that gain media attention &mdash; we hear these stock phrases. They are well-meaning and they speak to our natural &mdash; sometimes desperate &mdash; hunger for order in the midst of chaos. But, to me, they feel so wrong.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16602">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304ways-seeing-tragedy-might-possibly-end-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Op-ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:14:11 +0000 xian 16602 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Feel other’s pain, see their viewpoint http://addisonindependent.com/201304ways-seeing-feel-other%E2%80%99s-pain-see-their-viewpoint <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Devon Jersild </div> </div> </div> <p> When Sen. Rob Portman reversed his position on marriage equality after his son came out as gay, he took a lot of flack. Some of it was from people who objected that the senator was apparently okay denying equal rights to gay and lesbian partners until someone in his family was affected. When the issue became personal, he finally changed his perspective.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16490">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304ways-seeing-feel-other%E2%80%99s-pain-see-their-viewpoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Devon Jersild Ways of Seeing Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:35:13 +0000 xian 16490 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Use these five points to get the best from your yoga http://addisonindependent.com/201304ways-seeing-use-these-five-points-get-best-your-yoga <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joanna Colwell </div> </div> </div> <p> While many people find themselves in yoga class because their doctor advised it as a natural way to lower blood pressure or relieve an aching back, the real purpose of yoga is to achieve the blissful state of awakening known as Samadhi.</p> <p> The language of yoga is Sanskrit, the sacred language of India. Akin to the place of Latin and Greek in Europe, Sanskrit is an ancient, refined and ritual language. In the branch of yoga that I study, all postures have a Sanskrit name, and seasoned students learn these names and the postures they stand for.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16372">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304ways-seeing-use-these-five-points-get-best-your-yoga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Op-ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:23:49 +0000 xian 16372 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Gray days are a good time for making plans http://addisonindependent.com/201303ways-seeing-gray-days-are-good-time-making-plans <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Abi Sessions </div> </div> </div> <p> It&rsquo;s early March, when the gray skies and &ldquo;mixed precipitation&rdquo; always put me into a restless and dreary state of mind. Seems like a good time to augment the mood by writing about death.</p> <p> Until now, I have succumbed to the cultural taboo against talking about death or preparing for death. It&rsquo;s morbid. It&rsquo;s sad. Nobody wants to hear it. If you talk about dying, it might happen! I don&rsquo;t want to think about it. So I haven&rsquo;t.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15771">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303ways-seeing-gray-days-are-good-time-making-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Ways of Seeing Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:44:51 +0000 John McCright 15771 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Other people’s opinions about you don’t really matter http://addisonindependent.com/201302ways-seeing-other-people%E2%80%99s-opinions-about-you-don%E2%80%99t-really-matter <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Devon Jersild </div> </div> </div> <p> My hairdresser passed on to me a bit of wisdom she had learned from a television talk show with the psychologist Dr. Phil: &ldquo;If you&rsquo;re worried about what other people think of you, don&rsquo;t, because they aren&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</p> <p> (For the record, here is the quote from Philip McGraw I found on Google afterward: &ldquo;You wouldn&rsquo;t worry so much about what other people thought about you if you knew how seldom they did.&rdquo;)</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15547">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302ways-seeing-other-people%E2%80%99s-opinions-about-you-don%E2%80%99t-really-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Op-ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:47:05 +0000 15547 at http://addisonindependent.com Ways of Seeing: Dancing can be good yoga for lovers http://addisonindependent.com/201302ways-seeing-dancing-can-be-good-yoga-lovers <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Joanna Colwell </div> </div> </div> <p> I love Valentine&rsquo;s Day because I love love. What could be more fun than a day dedicated to romance and chocolate? Sure, it&rsquo;s overly commercialized and all that, but why not ignore the bad and enjoy the good?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15422">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302ways-seeing-dancing-can-be-good-yoga-lovers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Op/ed Ways of Seeing Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:54:35 +0000 15422 at http://addisonindependent.com