“We picked a path through near-vegetative waste – plastic bags, useless bits of wood, the requisite tires – and the cautious tickticktick of our freewheels sent up new sound into old silence.“ For The Fuschia Tree.
For North Country Public Radio. Catholic sisters have long been associated with activism – from fighting poverty to promoting education and social justice. Today, sisters around the country are uniting around a new cause: healing the earth. Sisters Gail Worcelo and Bernadette Bostwick have brought “green” Catholicism to a monastery in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
I joined Milan-based journalist Emanuele Bompam for a visit with the famed linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky. My photographs accompanied Emanuele’s feature in the November 2010 issue of the Italian monthly Intelligence in Lifestyle.
For North Country Public Radio. Dick Bentley dealt with death on both sides of Lake Champlain. His mother died in Vermont; his father died in New York. In both cases, he wanted to keep things simple – and in the family. Turns out that different state laws made for very different experiences. Note: Champlain Sounding is the name of my previous website.
For North Country Public Radio. Richard Winter builds coffins, but he isn’t a morbid man. In his mind, death is just the part that comes before decomposition. Note: Champlain Sounding is the name of my previous website.
For North Country Public Radio. Elinor Randall isn’t planning on dying anytime soon. But that hasn’t stopped her from establishing a private cemetery up the hill from her house in Plainfield, Vermont. Note: Champlain Sounding is the name of my previous website.