Get Lost in Vermont – The House with Mirrored Windows

The House with Mirrored Windows There’s an old Victorian house just west of Ludlow that once belonged in a Norman Rockwell painting. It’s a large red house, newly painted with a white picket fence surrounding a landscaped yard. That’s what it looks like in the old sales pictures, but the old house looks far different…

Get Lost in Vermont – The Green Hole

Lovely watering holes dot the state of Vermont. Many have found popularity due to Instagram, with out-of-state tourists populating the once secluded summer spots to relax, refresh and unfortunately litter. There are plenty others locals won’t share for the threat of reprisal and one they won’t share out of fear. In the Green Mountain Forest…

Get Lost in Vermont – The Treasure of Main Street

The thirty of fifty possibly fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. The Treasure of Main Street Commuters and residents who drive through Burlington Vermont are all too familiar with the constant…

Get Lost in Vermont – The Statue of Prosperity

The second of fifty fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go, you’ll soon learn why. The Statue of Prosperity A benefit of a summer drought is the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the copper green…

Get Lost In Vermont – The Vampires of the Northeast Kingdom

The first of fifty places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. These are the places the locals keep to themselves and if you go you’ll soon learn why. The Vampires of the Northeast Kingdom Despite all the signs, most residents of Vermont will never see a moose. The ones who…

The Scary Derriery

Writer note: The Scary Derriery will not get your child to stop using potty words but it will give them a wider array of words to use describe their butt. Write with your kids, it’s fun and it gives you the freedom to coin new words. How many words for butt can you find in…

Behind Blue Eyes

I was searching for my Tax ID number in my email when a found an old copy of the script I sent to myself for back up. I almost forgot I wrote it. I wrote this not long after the Bush v. Gore election. The premise was simple, what if a blue-eye golden boy from…

The Gamer

The Gamer was a bedtime story the kids asked me to write down. I forgot somethings and added others. Enjoy. King Franz considered himself a merciful king. Yes, he was not the ruthless tyrant type not like King Ala-Mala-Bala.  Sure, Franz employed a food taster to ensure no one was trying to poison him, but after…

Dee Dee McGee and Her Musical Knee

Have a little scab-picker living under your roof?  Here’s some bad poetry that won’t stop your kid from picking scabs, but will let them know you’re paying attention.    Dee Dee McGee and Her Musical Knee Dee Dee McGee Skinned Her knee,      While Climbing up a bonsai tree. She didn’t shout or little…

The Haunting of Spill House

Julian and I wrote the framework of this story over some Bueno Y Sano nachos while John danced hip-hop next door.  Our first story The Scary Derriery focused on potty talk.  The second was about a kid who can’t stop picking scabs.  This following is a short one warning kids what happens when kids don’t…