Tag Archives: Vermont

Scarlet runner beans and Fred Webster

  It had been a strange day. I looked with no success for scarlet runner bean seeds at Agway. They used to grow to 12 feet in the children’s garden at the Old Stone House, where they sported red flowers

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It filled the Hall and pushed the walls out into the night and lifted the ceiling up to the night sky.

Two weeks ago I was listening to music that sounded something like this picture. I was in the Glover Town Hall with maybe 150 other people at a benefit for a woman whose house burned to the ground not long

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I’m back….

It’s been a few months now since I stopped blogging. I don’t know that I’m refreshed or afire with ideas for new posts, but I still seem to have things to say. I keep thinking that I should have something

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The bad luck of “Sissy,” an artist in Hardwick

Recently, in a book about aging, I noticed that the author seemed almost obsessed by the notion that luck determines whether or not an artist becomes an artist, much less an old one. I have no argument with his point,

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And all the time living quietly in the Northeast Kingdom

For as long as I lived in the Northeast Kingdom and since I returned, I’ve heard about two potters, a little older than I am, who lived somewhere in the vicinity of Morgan and not far from the Canadian border,

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Seeing what’s really there

I’m not sure when this post will get up. In California, AT&T pulled the plug on my broadband too early. In Vermont, the painter painted us out of the office with the computer, and it will be  another two or

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Another kind of artist, another kind of person — June Young.

I was trying to think what to write about today, and all I could think about was the death of my friend, June Young. Esepcially after I saw grandson Sam’s tribute to her on Facebook: June Young 1920-2010.  Rest in

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Some stories about old men and Vermont

About Fred Webster, a little known collector and Otto Heino, a very well-known potter.

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The Northeast Kingdom isn’t like any place else.

The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is not like any other place—and it is currently in the throes of an artistic and agricultural renaissance.

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A visit to Runaway Pond

I’m heading off to Glover, Vermont to visit the Runaway Pond celebration. Be sure to come back next post for the beginning of a 12-part murder myster, The Aquacizers Murder Club.

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