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August 9th, 2016

Faith in Vermont: Decisions, Decisions

Posted on August 9, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



Our family moved last week.

In fact, it would be more accurate to say that our family has been moving for the past year.

It all began with a dream: What if we lived with a little less house, on a little more land? What if we grew and raised more of what we eat?

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July 12th

Faith in Vermont: No Child of Ours

Posted on July 12, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



Last week -- the week when Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile was fatally shot by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota -- I had my monthly book club meeting.

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June 28th

Faith in Vermont: Mosquitoes: The War on Summer

Posted on June 28, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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Why did I have to be born so tasty?!?” my daughter wailed, raking her fingernails across her shins. “I hate summer!”

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June 14th

Faith in Vermont: The Summer of Patience

Posted on June 14, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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The summer of 2016 may hereafter be referred to by our family as: “The Summer of Patience.”

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Poem by Gary Margolis: Haircut

Posted on June 14, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Haircut

I don’t know what possesses me

to ask the order of your family

love. Children, dog, your loving

husband? Save that picture

 

in its frame that says I love my dog.

His perked-up ears. His over-biting

jaw. Displayed to look at me

to keep my eyes from wandering,

 

beyond your mirror’s frame.

Where we small talk to each other,

each time I come in. You ask me

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May 31st

Faith in Vermont: Marching on Memorial Day

Posted on May 31, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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“Can we march in the Memorial Day parade again this year?”

Out of nowhere, one of my daughters popped this question during breakfast on a morning in mid-April. Memorial Day was over a month away. We were all the way across the country from Vermont, on sabbatical in Berkeley, California. And I hadn’t even finished my first cup of coffee of the day.

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May 17th

Faith in Vermont, California Sabbatical: Some Lessons of Sabbatical

Posted on May 17, 2016 | Blog Category:
By Faith Gong



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