This past year was undeniably the most productive 365-day period in the history of the marijuana policy reform movement. This list focuses on the biggest marijuana-related policy accomplishments in the U.S. in the last year.
When is -- if there is -- a right time to come out to my congregation?
The water is traditionally piping hot, but you can cool down with icy washcloths over your face.
k. Another nod to Okemo is their superior ski area food, from Asian at the summit, Waffles on the slopes, to woodfired flatbreads, signature martinis and s'mores by the fire for the kids at Coleman Brook Tavern
Even if you haven't ever been to Vermont, you've got some Green Mountains in your mind. I know you do. There's that image of a town with candles in windows. There are those trees tapped for sugaring. And there's that swirling nighttime snow.
There you are, sitting at the top of your favorite mountain. On your right side is the comfort and ease of a nicely groomed run, and on the left is a difficult and exhausting mogul run -- what do you do? Shake and bake baby!
All I could say was, "Hi." I didn't know what else to say. I wasn't even sure what to call him; it was too soon to call him "Dad," too disrespectful and impersonal to call him "Jack."
Once it became clear that I was who I said I was and she was who she said she was (based on the info I'd gotten over the past 20 years), Vanessa said, "I've been waiting for this call for 40 years." Her tone was a combination of relieve and disbelief.
When I started this search 20 years ago, this is what I knew: When I was two months old, I was adopted through the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington, Vermont; my birthparents were young teenagers; my birthmother was white; my birthfather was black. That's all.
Vermont's versatile virtues and vigorous values are as vast and vital as the valleys. Visionaries, virtuosos, valors and viticulturists voluntarily abide here without vociferous vituperation.
Every autumn, as soon as the leaves begin to turn, I'm there in my imagination and, fortunately, often physically.
"Will you be joining us for breakfast?" asks Katja, a pleasant smile on her face. As scents of Vermont maple syrup, sizzling bacon and fluffy pancakes fill my nostrils, I don't need to think about the answer.
I am leaving Southern California to return to Vermont. I met a third-generation Angelina who told me the first step in getting to know and like Los Angeles is to stop hating it. I didn't get that far.
Baby boy goats often have a very different fate than female goats on goat dairy farms. Find out what No Goat Left Behind is doing to change that.
Head to the North Fork if you're in the mood for large plots of farmland, farmstands, U-picks and wineries.
Thanks to its widespread support of artisanal farms and "cottage" food producers, Vermont is a delicious destination at any time of year, but fall brings particular bounty.