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Friends, As promised,  here’s the second batch of responses to my blog of July 23, STRANGERS IN A STRANGE PAST. I don’t know where Kristine Johnson Ingram lives. I wish I did Kristine Johnson Ingram  We have seen the changes in the children in our classrooms as well: teaching in Vermont is a whole different […]

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Friends, I know I said I was going to take time off from this blogging business, but I’ve had so many interesting and provocative responses to last week’s blog that this week I’m going to make a blog out of responses. In fact there were so many interesting responses I’m going to send them out […]

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Friends, For the past 40 years I’ve lived in the mountains of Northern Vermont, in what Governor George Aiken in the 1940s called “My Northeast Kingdom”. I came here for the wilderness and isolation. What I found here were people just like my relatives in Cleveland: working class, uneducated, kindly (for the most part) people […]

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Friends, This week: a poem: Life without War for Ursa Kanjir   I’ve lived my life without war, or pestilences, without any real interference to the flow from birth to death.   How many people can say that? Can Ursa, my young friend, say that?   She’s from Slovenia, right next door to Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, […]

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Friends, I want to tell you about a poet I’d wager not a single person who reads this blog has ever heard of. His name is Andrew Suknaski and the name of the book is WOOD MOUNTAIN POEMS. Andrew Suknaski is a poet of the Canadian prairies. Wood Mountain is a town in south-west Saskatchewan […]

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