Binge Watch & Be Merry for Tomorrow We …..

With all the insanity bombarding us daily, I am feverishly finishing BUBBLES REBOOTS (sample coming soon!). Listen, I’m totally writing this for me.  Right now pieorgi, pink-walled hair salons, a 4-H Miss Goat Queen murder and Steve Stiletto’s mysterious disappearance are all that’s keeping my head from exploding. In the meantime, I asked my FB friends to […]

Ghosts & Coyotes

Update from the Town Clerk’s Office: Ghosts & Coyote edition: So, it’s a full moon tonight and you may not know this, but that’s the ideal condition for coyote hunting. Yes, at night and, no, no license needed (because they’re varmints.) One hunter came into the office this week and told me about hunkering down […]

Relax, Jennifer, it Gets Worse

Whoever thought it was a good idea to send writers out to play on the internet was a psychopath. With its smorgasbord of otter videos and dancing parrots, not only is the internet a time-sucking quagmire of procrastination, it is also the cruelest of playgrounds trolled by the same kind of snarky bullies whose taunts […]

Dress Code Code

No, that’s not a double-word mistake. I’m referring to the code that’s behind the dress code – at least for girls and probably minorities, too. This spring, administrators of a local middle school in Woodstock, Vermont – the kind of picture-perfect New England town featured on postcards – called a girls-only assembly to deliver a […]


So, I was rushing from a Select Board meeting to an election training session in Vermont’s state capital Tuesday night when I got out of my car and stopped dead. There, right behind the fire department, was a freaking Ivysaur taunting me like a privileged frat boy with an untreated emotional control problem. It didn’t matter that […]