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July 28th, 2015

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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July 20th

Poem: Celebrating 100 Years of Middlebury Language Schools

Posted on July 20, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Celebrating 100 Years of Middlebury Language Schools

Can I say a word I haven’t said before,

      speak in a field’s blossoming tongue?

Pledge to keep my pledge, speak

      only in the school I’m in? To learn one

phrase more, to sound as if I was born there

 

and not here among (oh, I’m saying it)

      the world of Vermont’s girosoles.

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July 14th

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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June 30th

Faith in Vermont: Changing My Mind

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



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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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June 16th

Faith in Vermont: The Moms Are All Right

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



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

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June 2nd

Faith in Vermont: Take It Easy

Posted on June 2, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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May 19th

Faith in Vermont: Lessons from the Garden

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



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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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May 5th

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

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



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

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