Posts Tagged ‘ Jim Nolan ’

Christmas Arrives with This Catalog

October 21, 2018
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With the simple act of the mail being delivered, it’s officially the holidays in the Nolan house. The Vermont Country Store Christmas catalog has arrived. I am ready to bring the tree in, string the…

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Losing One’s Head Over Food Storage

October 13, 2018
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  Food storage is one of those beloved, evergreen topics that readers can’t seem to get enough of. Who can resist a rousing piece about Saran Wrap, tin foil or Tupperware? It’s clickbait, like a…

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Squirrels on a Plane

October 10, 2018
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Sometimes, when I’m feeling down and need some emotional support, like so many others I turn to my “best friend,” my… squirrel. Just having my squirrel around—having his little head on my lap, scratching his…

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In Spokane, No Fans of Canadian Forest Fires

September 5, 2018
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Some people in Spokane, Washington recently raised their voices by proposing to turn their fans on. The smoke of hundreds of forest fires from British Columbia had wafted over the border, blanketing the city. As…

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Will Work for Small (Fried) Potatoes

August 29, 2018
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They say that if you choose a job you love, it will never seem like work. Fair enough. I am truly grateful for the work I have, but I’m not sure I’d do it if…

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Sorry, Elton—These Sad Songs Say So Little

August 26, 2018
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As reported by the BBC’s Miriam Quick, Spotify recently released scores for 35 million songs, based on “machine learning.” Quick used that data to identify the five saddest songs to top the charts since 1958.…

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It’s True: The Days Are Getting Longer

July 30, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman No, you’re not wrong. The days do seem longer, and it’s not because of the insane pace of life, or the fire hose of mindless electronic communication, or a lack of…

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A Buffalonian’s Advice to the People of Westeros

July 2, 2018
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman As someone who grew up in snowy Buffalo, I feel well qualified to tell the people in Game of Thrones what they might be in for, now that “winter has come.”…

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(K)nights in White Satin

June 26, 2018
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(K)nights in White Satin

Illustration by Isabella Bannerman 1972 was a golden year for terrible songs to listen to on the radio. But one #1 hit was even worse than the one that preceded it, “My Ding-A-Ling” by Chuck…

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Love Me, Love My Gut Biome

June 18, 2018
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Love Me, Love My Gut Biome

Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman Now that the kids have left, several friends have recommended I get a dog or two for companionship. I have, instead, found another type of pet. In fact, I’ve found trillions…

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