Navel Gazing

According to the Abrahamic religions, Adam and Eve were the first man and woman. In the Book of Genesis, God fashioned Adam from dust and placed him in the Garden of Eden.

Subsequently, Eve is created from one of Adam’s ribs to be Adam’s companion. Notice that neither was “Born of woman” in the traditional manner.


Amtrak on Time?

I’m to meet someone coming in on the northbound at Brattleboro and am wondering whether the train is tending to run more-or-less on time? Used to be a variable of a half hour or so, but it’s my sense that the operation has been improving. I expect someone on this site has good, recent experience to report. Thanks.


What Do People Think About Alex Jones Being Banned?

Right-wing conspiracy nut Alex Jones has recently been banned from Facebooks, Youtube, and other sites for violating their hate speech policies.

According to an article published by PolitiFact:

“What sparked their removal? The idea is similar throughout: Jones violated the social media platforms’ hate speech policies.


Handyman or Carpenter in West Brattleboro?

I am in West Brattleboro and need the services of a handyman or carpenter to replace some rotted trim around the outside of a window.  I can’t find anyone who does small jobs like this that is reliable and skilled.  Does anyone have any suggestions or can recommend someone?  Thank you.


Anyone Know About Pre-Paying Tax?

There’s been a bunch of publicity about some states allowing property owners to pre-pay some or all of their 2018 property tax before the close of 2017 as a work-around of the new federal limit on “SALT” deductions.  Anyone know if Vermont allows this?  Guess one could phone the appropriate agency, but of course I thought of this after hours!  Can find nothing on the Vt tax dept website or anywhere else online about this.  Thanks, & HNY.