Get Lost in Vermont – The Shelburne Tunnel

The ninth of fifty fictional places to visit in Vermont you won’t find in any travel guide. Even the locals don’t know about them. ______________________________ THE SHELBURNE TUNNEL To bypass dull dinner party chit-chat, I come ready with ice breaker questions. Last month when I attended an invite-only keto beer – goat cheese pairing at…

Lattes and Limo Rides

This was a quick write.  Mostly written during downtime working in marketing for  Tony Robbins. The script is about someone who has the same name as Tom Cruise.  He lives in a closed store at the mall and learns that to improve his life he has to damage the more famous Tom Cruise. Lattes_and_Limo Rides…

Three Years in Shelburne

Three years ago this weekend, we moved from the beaches of Delaware to the hills of Vermont.  There hasn’t been a moment of regret for me despite the long winters.  The mild summer makes all the effort worth it, plus we’ve added in some winter sports to our activities list.  I created a video of…

Get Lost in Vermont – Vermont’s Naked Summer of 1937

Vermont’s Naked Summer of 1937 Sometimes it feels like the internet hasn’t come to Vermont.  News of what happens here, including odd historical fads, never leave the boundaries of this great state.  No trend was more unusual than Vermont’s Summer of 1937.  A summer marked by high temperatures, low rainfall, and nudity.  Record scratch!  Yes,…

Get Lost in Vermont – Tsar Island

The seventh 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. Tsar Island I was researching some of Lake Champlain’s smaller islands when I discovered the peculiar history of Potato Island….

Mid-Century Photography and a Building Demolition

My dad took about the same number of photos with his camera as an IG influencer takes with their iPhone. I sent off about 150 or so slides to ScanCafe, my recommended slide scanning company. They scanned a bunch of mid-century Vegas shots a few years back and I’m obsessed with them. This current bunch…

Get Lost in Vermont – The House with Mirrored Windows

The fifth 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 House with Mirrored Windows There’s an old Victorian house just west of Ludlow that once belonged in a Norman…

Song of the Open Road – Walt Whitman

I edited this after driving around Oregon for a week just before my twins were born. I animated the footage to really let the words settle in. This poem is as relevant now as it was the day Whitman wrote it. There’s the line Out of the dark confinement! out from behind the screen! where he…

Get Lost in Vermont – The Green Hole

The fourth 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 Green Hole Lovely watering holes dot the state of Vermont. Many have found popularity due to Instagram, with out-of-state…