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Everything Occupy

I was at the Occupation of City Hall Park in Burlington this evening, on the seventh day of the occupation. I was talking to one of the coordinators who was saying that he didn’t realize how much work went into

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Wood Boiler Time

It has been cold in the house the past week. This morning the thermostats showed 63 degrees upstairs. We have been holding off starting the wood boiler, but I don’t like burning oil either to take the chill off. This

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Geography of Jobs

I found a link to this visualization on The Big Picture, one of the economic blogs I follow in Google Reader. It is very sobering watching this and see the huge job losses in late 2008 and 2009 and the

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Beautiful Evening in Burlington

What a beautiful day it was in VT. Mid 70s, low humidity and sunny – OK, the farmers were spreading manure on the fields and that wasn’t very pleasant, but other than that it was beautiful. We went down to

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The lengths some Vermonters will go to see the Sun

It all began innocently with an email from a coworker last Wednesday offering a couple of tix to the terra-cotta army exhibit in Montreal. The weather in Vermont has been dreary. Rain, clouds and more rain. After exchanging emails about

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Weekend Update

Here is more information and updates from the last two posts from the weekend. Couldn’t post last night because FairPoint Communications – our Internet provider was flaky. Updating the post about the Governor, the podcast was available and can be

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Gov. Shumlin Flip-flops on Taxes?!?

Or, why it’s OK to tax those who can afford it sometimes, but not others? I was listening to the Mark Johnson Show yesterday when he was interviewing the Governor and they started talking about the budget bill. The Governor

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