Archive for July, 2009

Jul 31 2009

Trail of Tears

Published by under Friends,Polls & Contests,Travel

I got home from Boston a few hours ago. The logistics of this whole transformation are overwhelming enough, but the heartbreak I’ve started to feel at the goodbyes is hardest to manage. I was homesick in Vermont, and I’m even more homesick since I got home, in anticipation of the Real Thing that’s just around […]

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Jul 29 2009

Atmospheric & Emotional Turmoil

Published by under Education,Travel

After spending 48 hours in Vermont thunderstorms, I’ve recognized yet another corny metaphor for my emotional condition. As I lay curled into a tight ball around my pillow in my dismal motel room, wracked by full-blown terror (of my plans, of my brain), I noticed the similarities to the weather as its ferocity mounted, abated, […]

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Jul 28 2009

“Have you ever heard about winter in Vermont?”

Published by under Travel

This is the first question everyone asks me when I tell them I’m moving here. Today I heard another: “Did anyone tell you about spring mud in Vermont?” That was new to me. These considerations affect every aspect of my house-hunting while I’m here: How far away is the place from the school, are the […]

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