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Bread and Puppet museum in Glover, VT

On Thursday I went to visit the Bread and Puppet museum in Glover, VT. From the website:  “The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and …
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Johnson, Vermont at the Vermont Studio Center

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And so I’ve spent the last 5 days and will spend the next 20 in Johnson, Vermont at the Vermont Studio Center.  It is great to be surrounded by many other visual artists and writers.  The food has been delicious and the surroundings calm.  I’ve thought a lot about the recent east coast storm and …
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Narbark dog parade

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Some selected photos from an event that I attended in Narberth.  It was called the Narbark dog parade and was a very curious event. Although I applaud the support of the local rescue organization ARF SEPA “that rescues dogs and cats from public shelters that otherwise would have been euthanized due to lack of space,”  I found …
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A week in Maine

"The dogs remind me how to live in the present moment."

−A week in Maine

A week in Maine does a body good, especially when you have four four-leggers guiding you. Always willing to walk to the point, go for a drive, climb Dorr Mountain or take a snooz in the sunshine, the dogs remind me how to live in the present moment, how to try even though it might be …
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Creatures of Habit

I heard Dan Gottlieb discuss habits last week on his radio show Voices in the Family and it struck me that there are many similarities between breaking down and understanding our own behaviors and understanding how to train a dog. Both dogs and humans seem to have similar patterns of “cue (trigger for the behavior …
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