Vermont’s A-Grade

Vermont has just been ranked the fifth best state, nationwide for K-12 Education.  The national data aggregator SmartAsset gave Vermont an A- for its educational achievements.  While it is true that the state does spend more money per child than any other state, this is still great news for Vermont students and as such has […]

Falcons Call Nuclear Power Plant Home

In New Hampshire the peregrine falcon is considered state-threatened, and in Vermont there are only 40 pairs. How lucky then for employees at the Yankee Nuclear Power Station that a rare couple of falcons have chosen the smokestack of the power plant as their home. The falcons were first sited by the workers at the […]

Terra Cotta Pottery with Garry Childs

I recently read an interesting interview with artist Garry Childs who works in terra cotta. His work is beautiful and it’s always fun to get some insights from an artist about his process. Here is one interesting thing that he said, “They’ve gotten considerably more complex in terms of the carved patterns. I’ve evolved my […]

Phish Saving the Day…Again

Anyone who lives here in Vermont knows how we were slammed by Hurricane Irene.  Vermont has been devastated by the hurricane that stormed through here two weeks ago.  Now, Phish is coming to the rescue, like they always seem to. If you haven’t been to a Phish concert, you’ve definitely got to go at some […]

Nina’s Penguin Still Lost

I have taken a true interest in the fate of that sad young penguin in New Zealand- I think they call him Happy Feet after some cartoon? Anyway, I have been keeping tabs on him ever since Nina showed me that last article. Apparently, emperor penguins get their water by eating snow and then having […]