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Month: April 2013

Daughters, Dogs, and Fishing

Daughters, Dogs, and Fishing

(as published in the Mountain Gazette, April 18, 2013) Once again I’m writing from the road – an all too often occurrence. It’s a bit more of a challenge writing about the outdoors when you are in the city and you don’t have the great outdoors staring you in the face like you do back in Vermont. So here I sit, surrounded by my outdoor reading material, lugged all the way from Vermont for writing inspiration – a Ruffed Grouse Society…

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House Broken in Harpers Ferry

House Broken in Harpers Ferry

View from St. Joseph’s Church Saturday I decided to take a drive up to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. It has probably been 15 years since I’ve been up that way. Saturday was forecast to be a nice spring day, high around 70 and lots of sun. Harpers Ferry sits on a point of land at the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah Rivers. It is a place steeped in history. It was visited by George Washington, when he was…

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Man’s business, God’s business, dogs and Other musings

Man’s business, God’s business, dogs and Other musings

(as published in the Mountain Gazette, April 4, 2013) A couple weeks ago I was traveling down to Washington, DC for business. Like all Vermonters, I’m often stopped on the street when traveling out-of-state and asked about our well-managed state government…sorry, I forgot this is a non-fiction column. I can truthfully say that I am often asked about Vermont and the quality of life we enjoy, but too often take for granted. I know I certainly miss the mountain views,…

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