Wednesday, June 18, 2008

si vs. porcupine

Last night my dog tried to eat a porcupine. I don't know how the porcupine fared but it went badly for Si. This involved an emergency visit to the vet and a long night for the husky. Today he doesn't remember what happened and is eager to find more woodland creatures.

The Bennington Monument: Massive and Lofty

The other day I drove through my very first hometown, Bennington, VT where the Bennington Monument exists, in all its massive loftiness, (or so claim the tourist brochures). The Bennington Monument is 306 feet tall and for the price of 2 dollars one can take a thrifty ride on an elevator to 200 feet. At 200 feet you can see NY, VT, MA and NH and on the North side of the monument there are fossils of crustaceans in the rock. The Battle of Bennington which the monument commemorates was fought on NY ground, and the place of the monument was the destination of the British troops in need of supplies. Seth Warner and the Green Mountain Boys ended it before the battle moved onto VT land...etc.etc (insert history lesson here). The quote by General Stark "live free or die, death is not the worst of all evils" (adopted by NH as their license plate bligitty blinger) was spoken in a speech after the battle at the location of the Bennignton Monument. It's cool. you should see it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I (heart) Midway

Tuesday was my last day as an intern at Midway Contemporary Art.
I started interning with Midway last September and worked mostly in the research library, which is so brilliant. My last few weeks were spent in busy preparation for the Midway benefit; writing, painting, hauling newspapers, etc.
Megan gave me pep talks that changed my life and at the end of it all I ate a scrambled egg and lobster sandwich--Great internship. More information on Midway, their capable staff, excellent library and exhibitions can be found at