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

We won a little house.  A real little but perfect little house, built by teens with the guidance of a master craftsman.  The house was raffled by a group known as Way of the Bard to finance a trip to Wales, Iceland, and a few other ancient sites.  What follows is a bit of a…

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

April 1953 In its entire history, Middletown Middle School has only had two janitors. For a school that has been around for more than a century, such crazy longevity is exceptional. What was the reason neither man could quit or retire? The school held them captive. Both men passed away at the school after working…

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…

Driving with Whales and Zeppelins

Driving with Whales and Zeppelins Boring.  That was how eight-year-old Louis Butler describes visiting Grandpa Charlie’s cottage on the isle of Jersey. The man did not have Nintendo or Cable TV. His telly was an old piece of furniture with plants and books atop it. Visits always consisted of sitting around drinking tea in the…