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Re: “Author Howard Frank Mosher in Hospice With 'Untreatable' Cancer

Reiki sent.

Posted by Michele Nappi on 01/23/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Author Howard Frank Mosher in Hospice With 'Untreatable' Cancer

I am greatly saddened to hear this news, Howard Frank Mosher. I treasure your writing and your distillation of the Vermont lives that are too often invisible to others, but which are integral to our character.. I also recall your time, generously offered to a CCV class I took some years ago in Barre.

I wish you peace and moments of joy as you now distill your days.

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Posted by Kathy on 01/23/2017 at 6:36 PM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

If this were any other town in Chittenden County, that would be an unsightly and unneeded Dollar General store already. Kudos to Charlotte for careful planning.

Matt, Lane, Fritz, et. al., please keep up the good work, and stick to your guns. Charlotte has a giant bulls-eye on it. All the other towns nearby have given way to special interests, and now they are paying the price.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 01/23/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

Charlotte has tried for decades to avoid the bad zoning examples that surround it that promote strip development and traffic congestion. That doesn't mean the town has found the answer and that there aren't improvements that can be made to the zoning. But give the town a little credit for promoting the concentration of commercial into its two village centers and a small industrial/commercial area avoiding the costly and unsightly results elsewhere on Route 7.

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Posted by Beth Humstone on 01/23/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Work Begins to Reconstruct the Vermont Bubble

Very clever, enjoyed it. At first I thought it was going to be about the Winooski Bubble that was proposed by futurist Buckminister Fuller. Back in 1979 the town was almost covered in a giant dome to reduce oil consumption and save on heating costs. Maybe today's "bubble" is preventing too much hot air from seeping in.

Posted by Tom Bisson on 01/23/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Language Lessons: A Montréal-Born Mom Reflects on Learning — and Teaching Her Kids — French

Great story! As one who 1st learned and then forgot French due to relocations I have always had an interest in multiculturalism and felt I was missing something by not being able to communicate in several languages.

Posted by Mick on 01/22/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Got Sleep Apnea? Try Playing a Didgeridoo

I can think of no better person to study didgeridoo with than PQ. His patience and sincerity totally match his proficiency on the instrument. A great way to get started on this funky stick!

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Posted by Shrimptunes on 01/20/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

"One likely hindrance is the site's zoning"....seriously- HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A BOARD MEETING FROM CHARLOTTE????? It's like watching a three stooges film- without the laughs. lets propose a hooters there and watch the fun.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 01/20/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Parting Ways: Navigating Family After Parents Separate

Thank you for your article. Empowering, liberating, and normalizing for prioritizing the kiddos in the process.

Posted by Erin Hays on 01/19/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “A Montgomery Salt Cave Might Heal What Ails You

Going to the Salt Cave is such an experience! The owners are willing to talk to you about any of their items that they are selling and how to use them, what they are good for, and why you should be using them. The Detox room is great for those cold winter days, you sit in adjustable comfy chairs and put your hands and feet on the warm salt rocks. And OMG the cave itself; as soon as you walk in you can taste the salt on your lips and immediately I can breath deeper. It is a MUST experience. After the first time you go, you will be hooked! and telling all your friends!

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Posted by Zoé on 01/19/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Vermont Pride Theater Looks Back on Politics of Exclusion

The cast includes: Doug Bernstein (Warren), Brett Cox (Roxbury), Gene Heinrich (St. Albans), Andra Krushenick Kisler (Northfield), Susan Loynd (Fayston), Cynthia Seckler (Fayston), and Noni Stuart (Grande Isle).

Posted by Gene Heinrich on 01/19/2017 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Parting Ways: Navigating Family After Parents Separate

I just worry about your kid and all the kids and I don't worry about you except as it affects them .Sorry.

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Posted by Rich ard on 01/18/2017 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Another Holiday Passes, and No Proposal

This describes my situation nearly to a T, minus the "He talks about getting married all the time..." bits. In my case -- speaking as the reluctant boyfriend -- it isn't simply a matter of money precluding nuptials, but some strong, unresolved issues in the underlying relationship that won't go away simply by one party proposing. Unmet needs and unresolved traumas co-conspiring to prevent either party from experiencing true happiness or fulfillment in each other's arms.

That, of course, runs up against societal expectations of where one *SHOULD* be at that point in a relationship.

But should one get married simply because social norms dictate that it's the thing to do? It would seem more prudent to hash things out before the fact than to simply slide into marital malaise and deal with the divorce courts later on down the line.

All of which is to say, it's not always so simple as just popping *THE* question when it may be one among many in need of an answer.

Posted by GreenMountainMensch on 01/18/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Trying Yoga on for (Plus) Size

I love the "floating head." It wasn't until I practiced yoga and meditation that I could actually "feel" my legs. Great article!

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Posted by Sandy Hall Brown on 01/18/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “A Montgomery Salt Cave Might Heal What Ails You

I love the Salt Cave. I have been twice. Trying to go every other week. My breathing is so much better and I sleep very well. The Khans are very nice people. I highly recommend.

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Posted by flamingo420 on 01/18/2017 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Trying Yoga on for (Plus) Size

Beautiful. What an elegant article and perspective!

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Posted by Abigail Drake on 01/18/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Got Sleep Apnea? Try Playing a Didgeridoo

Portlandia, anyone?

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Posted by The Oracle on 01/18/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Painting a Presidential Protest

Great Article !!!

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Posted by Jon Oullette on 01/18/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Trying Yoga on for (Plus) Size

Such a great, empowering article. Thanks for sharing Emily and Yoga on!

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Posted by Christine Brown on 01/18/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

Public expressions are opinions and not invitations for debate. Outlaw "frivolous or silly or not normal" expressions and you make us all pirates and I don't want to be a pirate.

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Posted by Mulva on 01/16/2017 at 7:33 PM

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