The importance of communities, imagined and real.
While you’re busy designing your version of the ideal, I can take a nap or go fishing, because somebody has already built mine: Champlain College.
And the remarkable symbiosis that enriches both the city and its university
Shaping the Soul of a School
Why did this company end up on the shores of Lake Champlain, rather than on the San Francisco Bay or Puget Sound?
Exploring the sociocultural landscape of Burlington
Why Vermont, for this kind of business? Away from traditional manufacturing centers, and tech-world complexes, and even easy transport routes? The cold mountains and the early wind turbines are a sort-of explanation. Plus, as I heard, a 19th-century-onward heritage of precision machine production in the area. But there were two elements of the “why here? why now?” story I found provocative for further discussion.
A refugee finding a new life.
More strange tales from the North Country.
What's black and white and read all over, at least in the Green Mountain state.
Going to the source, to find a highly celebrated and nearly unobtainable beer.
Snapshots From a Clear Day in the Northeast
Sioux Falls: If you can make it there ...
Why someone had to invent the word "serendipity."