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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

In with the new...

Pika_works_ug And New Art on the walls at Uncommon Grounds in downtown Burlap.

It's a busy place in the Caffeine Age and Joan MacKenzie of Essex Junction was hanging this sampling of her very electric, eye-catching paintings that instantly livened up the Church Street Marketplace coffee joint.

Joan's into animals in her own unique way.

Lots more here at the Pika Works website.

Hey, everybody has a website these days, right?

The Carbon Farmers of America do!

Abe_collins Bumped into this dairyman from St. Albans at Uncommon Grounds, too. Abe Collins is one of the organizers of an outfit called the Carbon Farmers of America.

Just when despair and depression appeared to be sweeping the land, hope and determination starts breaking out.

Global warming on your mind?

More here.  And here.

In fact, in the last few weeks of 2007, I've had the pleasure of meeting many folks in Vermont coffee shops and elsewhere, exuding "hope." Thoughtful, caring folks who see the glass half-full, not half-empty and are simply mad as hell and not going to take it any longer.



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