You Were In My Dream

Monday morning I woke up having just experienced a lucid dream. 

I had just come out of a large building. It was in a city (I have been dreaming of being in big cities lately).  I realized that I was dreaming.  

I looked at my surroundings. Everything looked so real even though I knew it was a dream. I did not want to lose this dream, which can happen if you get too excited about knowing that you are in a lucid dream. So I started to look at the ground, thinking that by focusing on something mundane I can keep things on an even keel and the dream will continue.

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An Extra Special Selectboard Winter Holiday Thing

Time once again for An Extra Special Selectboard Winter Holiday Thing, featuring the sock puppet select board. (This is fictional. All resemblance to actual socks or Selectboard members is merely coincidental.)

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Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time at Brooks Memorial Library

Don’t miss this year’s Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time on Saturday, December 9 at Brooks Memorial Library. Come make edible houses out of graham crackers, icing and candy. Younger kids can make edible Christmas trees from ice cream cones, frosting and candy. This year we are offering two sessions: session one runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and session two runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In order to ensure we have enough goodies for everyone, registration is strongly recommended – please contact the Children’s Room at 254-5290 x110. This event is free and donations of nonperishable food items for Project Feed the Thousands are appreciated. Children under 10 must have a responsible person with them. Holly Jolly Gingerbread Craft Time is sponsored the by Friends of Brooks Library and the Children’s Room.

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Zen Master kills cat
Sacrificed life, higher cause

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You told me,
“I am the female Harvey Weinstein,”
   in jest…
When I would not get in bed with you.

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Brattleboro Halloween Costumes 2017

The King of Candy and Psychic Secretary do hereby proclaim the official list of over 230 Halloween costumes seen on Cedar Street to be as good as we can make it, and therefore present it to the people, as follows:

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In A Dream Last Night

In a dream last night
I found myself 
Cleaning out 
a hateful enemy’s garage

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Romantic… Almost

I came by,
Hoping to admire you
from a distance.

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Arthur Lemon-Butter

One of my sisters just crossed the 50 year mark. To celebrate, I made her a short animation.

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Free Writing Contest for Southern Vermont and Nearby Counties in New Hampshire and Mass

WRITE ACTION is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Contest for adults and teens. Entries will be judged anonymously. Each category will be judged by an esteemed writer from the tri-state area. Judge for both prose and poetry in the youth category is retired head of the BUHS English Department, Nancy Olson. Judge for poetry is James Kates; prose judge is Joe Mazur.

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In Hot Pursuit of Slow Living

[Not quite a true story. I combined separate events and embellished fact — a sprinkling of fiction to improve the tale.]

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Grant Tips at Brooks Library

Presentation with Richard Wizansky and Jeanne Walsh at the Brattleboro Area Development Directors meeting. Wednesday, May 10th, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm. Library Meeting Room. Brooks Memorial recently joined the Foundation Information Network, a program of the Foundation Center, whose databases provide information about more than 100,000 grant makers. Learn tips and network with other nonprofit leaders, development professionals, and individuals interested in grant funding. Free and open to all.

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Brooks Memorial Library Joins Foundation Center’s Global Network

Funding Information Network Provides Resources for Local Grant Seekers. Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in the Brattleboro area now have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Brooks Memorial Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with Foundation Center.

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Garbage Bag

In her meticulous manner, Carla had wrapped Jerry’s big kitchen knife in stiff layers of cardboard, generously wound with black tape. Whatever torn wrappers, putrid chicken bones, dented old cans, sticky wet tissues and other debris may have filled the bag; they were merely the packing material to conceal the evidence. 

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