Middletown Middle / Chapter Five – The New Girl

Chapter Five – The New Girl September 1953 The Cold War was a scary time for America. The big bad Soviets were the classic villains, with their missiles aimed at the US. It got so bad that folks started building bunkers under their homes, which were strong enough to withstand the end of the world….

Get Lost in Vermont – The Vermont Sasquash

Hey, let me tell you a story about the time I ran into the Vermont Sasquatch at the brewery in Middleton. I was just trying to grab some cheap brews when I heard a strange noise coming from the back of the brewery. Being the curious (and slightly inebriated) man that I am, I decided…

New Venture – Ready Steady! Marketing, Events & Coaching

A New Marketing and Events Firm for Good People We are excited to announce the launch of Ready Steady, a new marketing and events firm based in Vermont. Ready Steady was founded by Chris Rodgers and Candice Bryan Broe, two experienced professionals who are passionate about helping businesses and non-profits thrive. Ready Steady specializes in…

Tesla Y Review: 10 Things I Love and 10 Things I Wish Were Different

The Tesla WHAT I LOVE : THE INSTANT ACCELERATION I’m not talking about taking off at a red light in a race acceleration.  Although that’s cool today, it’ll be pretty mundane in a few years.  My favorite thing is how smoothly the Y can find its spot on the highway.   Merging on a highway that’s…

The Tiny House that Could

Hey, guess what? We won a tiny but perfect house in a raffle held by an organization called Way of the Bard. The house was actually built by a group of teens with the help of a master craftsman, and the raffle was held to raise money for a trip to Wales, Iceland, and some…

Tesla Y – Three Month Review

Three months ago, a flatbed truck pulled into our quiet Vermont neighborhood just as we were finishing dinner, and everything changed. While a gruff trucker from Queens pulled the car off his vehicle, my kids did some sort of dance, and my wife and I watched amazed. We weren’t expecting a car for weeks, and…

Middletown Middle – Story Ten – The Replacement

“Follow the supernatural journey of Benjamin Brown as he becomes the janitor at Middletown Middle and must confront the ghost of the previous janitor, Chaska Washington. With the help of a sympathetic teacher, Benjamin must complete the tasks that the ghost was unable to finish in life and lay him to rest. But Benjamin’s journey as the school’s “doorkeeper” doesn’t end there, as he must continue to protect the school and its students from otherworldly threats for the rest of his lifetime. Will Benjamin be able to find his replacement before it’s too late? Read this eerie tale to find out.”

Middletown Middle – Spirit Week

May 2005 The State Robot Olympics is one day away, and the Middletown Middle robotics team has a problem: their robot isn’t working. It is also the school’s Spirit Week, so the eighth graders are distracted by silly hair, wacky socks, free snacks, and pep rallies.  The four-student team has affixed the saw, attached the…

Kim & Lewis – Wedding Highlights

How bad am I at updating?  Horrible really.  In my defense, I’ve taken a job as a contractor with the Department of Defense.  So the times I’ve been updating this is now taken up with military stuff.  I’ve been writing just not posting.  I’m taking a different tactic. I’m attempting to post whatever I’ve been…

Hello Again! Updates!

Well hell.  It’s been a while but in the words of the king. Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away. I’m not sure what truth he was talking about, but I have some to share. So while I’ve been away in the months, google…