Monthly Archives: August 2012

Neither Bieb nor Bard in Stratford, Ontario

Canadians are big theater buffs if the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Stratford Festival are any indication.  In Stratford with Canadian friends, we gorged on three performances in two days starting with Wanderlust, based on the poems of Robert … Continue reading

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Am I the only one who gets a pang when hearing cicadas at night? It makes me sad because it signals late August meaning the end of summer is near. Back when I went to camp, first in Vermont and … Continue reading

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Old MacDonald

My daughter and I spent a delightful morning at Merck Forrest, 3,160 acres of forest and farmland near Rupert, VT, less than fifteen minutes from our house. Merck was given to Rupert by George W. Merck, the big pharma tycoon, … Continue reading

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How Much Wood?

Driving home from the ultra-modern Rutgers University’s Busch Campus, my granddaughter pointed out a woodchuck nonchalantly grazing in the grass a few feet from our car. She said on other occasions she has seen the critters all over the campus.  … Continue reading

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