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Street Theater

I’ve written and talked about the two very distinct faces of my little part of the world: Heaven and Hell I’ve called it. Nothing quite tells the tale of this Jekyll and Hyde situation like photographs. From prostitutes seeking out Johns in the snow to sex workers shoveling my sidewalk: A Seuss parade: Followed closely…

Just Thinking About the Weather

It is a strange time of year to live in New England. It’s a place that people leave, ostensibly, because of the weather, but in September it’s hard to imagine anyplace having a better mix of enjoyable climactic conditions. It’s cool at night, warm during the day, it rains now and again, and some of…

Essex Junction

Essex Junction is something of a puzzler: the Amtrak station is horrid both architecturally and functionally: It’s hard to imagine how passengers could be treated and worse without it turning into a Monty Python sketch about freemasonry! Across the street is some lovely fine grained small town urbanism: Around the corner what seems to be…

Vermont Uber Taxis

As a treat for LunaLucia we hopped on board the Vermonter on Saturday and took a trip to Essex Junction, Vermont. Her favorite vocal group (“They’re not a band!”) Pentatonix was performing at The Champlain Valley Fair and we thought it might make for a memorable end of summer experience. It did. The remnants of…