Environmental Scientist. Writer. Mother.

Tag: Vermont


Labor Day

A few months ago, my daughter’s friend was celebrating her birthday during a weekend soccer tournament. The girls all sang Happy Birthday to her after the last game of the …

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Public Health Advisory: On Water and Waste

Because he is a physician working in Vermont, yesterday my husband received a public health advisory from the state Department of Health, concerning PFOA in private drinking water wells in …

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Trespassing: Witnessing

Parking lot of the vacant Mack Molding facility in Pownal, Vermont, formerly Warren Wire Manufacturing. Presumed source of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination in Pownal’s water supply. The air smells green …

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Excuse Me, Mr. McKibben

I was behind Bill McKibben in the grocery store today. Bill McKibben! We were in the express line of the local Hannaford’s, me holding pesto and organic bananas, some birthday …

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Between Faith and Religion: A Walk in the Woods

Spirit in Nature Interfaith Path Sanctuary, Ripton, Vermont. I’ve come here so that I might understand, so I might traverse a path with a religious name and not feel any …

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