I blame soccer for the latest trend in hockey. Soccer -- futbol for the purists -- is famous for the diving in attempts to draw fouls which in many games outnumber the fouls themselves. Hockey is developing a similar culture. Part of it is the European influence. With more players who grew up watching… Continue reading Stick it
So on Monday I finally got my American citizenship at a ceremony in Montpelier, so no more green card. It was a nice ceremony. The speech from Judge William Sessions was heartfelt, but it rather missed the point for me and most of my fellow emigres, or at least the ones to whom I spoke.… Continue reading As American as ice cream
I see the Herald will be running a regular arts column about Montreal (distance, 181 miles). I can only hope that means we'll be seeing regular coverage of the lively arts scenes in Saratoga (72 miles), Glens Falls (52 miles), Hanover (51 miles), and/or Tinmouth, which has a really good little performing arts operation we never seemed to have time… Continue reading Montreal? Mais non!
It always cracked me up, when I got accused of running a "socialist" newspaper, that the worst, most personal abuse I ever got was from Annette Smith and the anti-wind movement. So I'm pleased to see the state is finally pushing forward in a serious way with wind energy in its portfolio. The state's energy plan… Continue reading The price of power
I've mentioned this before, elsewhere, but trying to feed kids on the road is a huge challenge. When encouraging the 7-year-old to eat the lettuce and tomato on his burger counts as "getting his veggies" on Day 10 of an epic road trip, you know you have a problem. The winner for best kids' meal?… Continue reading Feeding the kiddies
After a whirlwind 10 days to Toronto and Niagara Falls, we're back in Vermont. A few notes from the road ... the Creative Economy branding committee is really onto something with its Facebook initiative. And we need communitywide Wifi now. We pretty much lived on my iPhone for the entire trip. It's so much quicker… Continue reading Back from T.O.