Another July, Another Catastrophic Flood

Jim and Jenni Belotserkovsky embrace  after their house was inundated when torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Beryl hit central Vermont, USA, on July 10. Great Brook, a tributary of the Winooski River, undermined […]

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Posts from the Road

Rosa Parks statue, seated on a Montgomery, AL, bus at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Below, representation of the […]

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Charging Across the Country

Gassing up the Musk-mobile at the truckstop and Punjabi diner in Foss, Oklahoma. Well, just cleaning the windshield using the water bins at the gas pumps. For the past three weeks we’ve been driving cross […]

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The Eclipse of 2024

April 8 finally arrived, and locals and people from around New England and much farther afield met on the Vermont State House lawn to share the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a total solar eclipse. Miraculously, it […]

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Wherein my brother, Joe, and I deliver a 1989 Honda CRX from Pennsylvania to my son, Jim, in Portland, Oregon, via Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and so forth, braving such dangers as a […]

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Fresh Rolls for a Nickel at The Manghis’

There’s only one place that I know of where a kid can buy a freshly baked roll for a nickel, and that’s The Manghi’s Bread in Montpelier, VT. Kids have been taking advantage of this […]

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It Snowed, Again, and Again

Yes it did; click the video to see. More than a foot in the valleys around here and upwards of two feet in the mountains, mainly on Saturday, March 23. And that snow was preceded […]

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Return of the Blueberry Hill Pig Race

The Blueberry Hill Pig Race, a crazy Vermont rite of spring in the 1970s, is back. The climate may seem different, but the spirit lives on, even if it required some running mixed in with […]

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And a Podium at Home for Jessie Diggins

The Swedes Jonna Sundling and Frida Karlsson ruled the day on the race course, but not really because Jessie Diggins fought her way onto the podium. The result was a flood of emotion from Jessie […]

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Win in Minn for Gus Schumacher

What a day for US cross country ski racing! Alaska’s Gus Schumacher becomes the first US man to win a World Cup race in more than 40 years. And then Minnesota’s Jessie Diggins reaches the […]

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World Cup Sprint in the USA

Scenes from today’s FIS World Cup cross country ski races in Wirth Park in Minneapolis. And what a scene it was, for Minneapolis’s Jessie Diggins and for American nordic skiing in general.

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Minneapolis, Day 2; the Day Before

Anticipation built Friday, the day before the World Cup sprints at Wirth Park in Minneapolis. A beautiful sunny day with athletes cruising around the hilly, rolling, curving tracks. The surface is firm and fast and […]

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Warming Up for a USA World Cup

The best cross country ski racers in the world have arrived at Wirth Park in Minneapolis ahead of the sprint races on Saturday and the 10-K on Sunday, the first time FIS World Cup nordic […]

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Music for a Musician

Musicians Mark LeGrand and Sarah Munro at home in Montpelier. Their soulful singing and songwriting have been part of the Vermont music scene for years, but they face a daunting challenge due to Mark’s recent […]

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Cross Country Skier Photos

I was happy to have some wide-ranging photos in the new issue of Cross Country Skier magazine. Above, the fantastically beautiful Pokljuka plateau and the Julian Alps in Slovenia. The others: northern lights in Rauhala, Finland, […]

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A Couple Awards

I received two regional awards in 2023 in the National Press Photographers Association’s monthly clips contest for New England: First place for spot news in July for a group of photos from the flooding that […]

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