Breakfast at Miss Bellows Falls Diner - Vermont

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This is the Miss Bellows Falls Diner in  Bellow Falls Vermont.  After a long series in the Cape Town South African sun, here is something from the snowy northeast US in February.

July Fourth Parade: Jeffersonville Vermont

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We were in Jeffersonville Vermont to visit my daughter who is the Editor-in-Chief at Alpinist Magazine  with its office in the town.  The Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band plays a mix of classic favorites and patriotic tunes beginning at 8 p.m.

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Traveling in Northern Vermont Part Two

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Here is the second part of my series on traveling in Northern Vermont late in the summer.                 

Traveling in Northern Vermont Part One

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into Northern Vermont. Jeffersonville, Vermont.  Here is the first part of a two part series about a late summer trip. This is one of the great parts of the country. Many of these pictures were taken in.

Traveling in Northern Vermont: Part Four

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Here are more Fall photos form northern Vermont on a sunny day.                                       

IBM Enables Cloud-based Social Business for Government

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A variety of regional government organizations, including the State of Vermont and Michigan Municipal League, have recently adopted IBM cloud collaboration services in order to transform their business processes and increase efficiencies.  In keeping with its cost cutting initiative, the State of Vermont is lowering costs, reducing paper consumption and increasing efficiency in its Department of Information and Innovation (DII).

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Nine – Gulf Coast

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The fourth part covered western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). Here is the eighth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

Staying at the Nye Family Farm, Jeffersonville VT

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I am once again staying in the Jefferson Vermont area. This time to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here is a wonderful inn, Nye Family Farm , located just outside Jeffersonville, VT. It is full of flowers. 

How to Know When You Need to Upgrade Your Intranet - Top 10 from Socialtext

Michael Sampson - Currents

Your organization has more silos than on all of the farms in the state of Vermont. Alan at Socialtext presents the top 10 reasons you know you need to upgrade your intranet : 10. The most common question about it is “What Intranet?”. Today employees just look for the cafeteria lunch menu. The CEO was given upgrade suggestions from their 5th grader. The employee directory still lists job titles from 6 years ago. You want to level the playing field between the introverts and extroverts.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Seven – New Orleans

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The fourth part covered western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). Here is the seventh installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. This road trip includes three BBQ stops.

Are you connected to your neighbours?

Neighbourhoods

Here’s a little bit of data from Burlington, Vermont, in a recent city wide community engagement survey. As far as I can discover, the results have not been analysed into a report. Respondents were asked how connected they feel to their neighbours.

Some Nice Art for Sale

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I am moving and would like to sll some of my art by others and old maps. If you live in the Boston area and are interested in any of these send me an email - iveswilliam@comcast.net - and I can provide the price. This post covers art and the next one cover antique maps. 

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

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Vermont Country Inns. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Eight

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The fourth part covered western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). Here is the eighth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. The first one covered Louisiana and Texas. The second post covered Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

Twelve Plus Reasons Why I Love New Orleans: Part One

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It was ironic that New Orleans was cooler than New York, Boston, Vermont, and Quebec. In July we came back to New Orleans for eight nights after an extended road trip to the way too hot Northeast.

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks ??? August 2014

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Vermont Country Inns. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It is past time to update it as I last posted the index on May 2010. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks - January 09

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Vermont Country Inns. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Barbecue Tour Of the US South: Part Four

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This post picks up with samples from western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). This first is Curtis’ Ninth Wonder of the World Barbeque  in Putney Vermont. It  The first one covered Louisiana and Texas.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Six

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The fourth part covered western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). Here is the sixth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. This road trip includes three BBQ stops.

Our Dinner with Don – Veal Short Ribs, Polenta, Root Vegetables, Artichokes, Eggplant, and More

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The veal was grass-fed (non-torture) from Vermont. This was a wonderful meal by my good friend Don Lesser. who covers food and restaurants for Western Massachusetts through the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton and Edible Pioneer Valley. magazine.

Preparing for my MOOC Contribution

Nancy White

In 2000 I got involved in a small grant project in the Southern Caucasus, run by a small Vermont based nonprofit seeking to connect small business owners in three post Soviet countries using the Internet. This September, George Siemens , Stephen Downes and Dave Cormier are hosting another Massively Open Online Course, Change: Education, Learning and Technology. This time it is massive in soooo many ways.

Twelve Plus Reasons Why I Love New Orleans: Part Two

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Seven and Eight :  When we were in Vermont we saw that Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses were playing at the Fourth of July celebration in Montpelier. When we got there we found out that Aurora was still In Vermont with another band.

BBQ tour of the US South – Part Six

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The fourth part covered western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). Here is the sixth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. This road trip includes three BBQ stops.

I Know What I Did Last Summer

Green Chameleon

FastForward colleague Bill Ives provided a glimpse of his summer hours, 21st-century style, which is informal, yet highly productive. He relays how his colleague Tom Davenport stays connected, even from the wild dunes of Cape Cod. That was the case with me as well.

Sueetie -.NET Open Source Online Community Development

Nancy White

My Vermont buddie, Dave Burke , was tantalizing me last September with the kit of open source.net tools he was blending into a community platform. Well, the cat is out of the bag. Or the chocolate is out of the wrapper… because Sueetie has arrived! Sueetie: The Future in.NET Open Source Online Community Development - Home Page. I was VERY happy to see that Dave included a wiki, something I was begging for when he showed me his prototypes.

Mirabile dictu: Phish phans @ Phenway

Endless Knots

I love her lede (the word phormerly known as lead but somehow transmuted in recent years): "The Star-Spangled Banner" felt like an appropriate opener for the Phish show at Fenway Park last night, as the members of the Vermont rock band reconvened with one another and their nation of fans to pledge allegiance to the jam.

With a 50 Friends Limit, Path Is the Opposite of Twitter

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BBQ tour of the US South - Part Five

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The fourth part covered western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia (by way of Vermont). Here is the fifth installment of our BBQ tour of the US South. This road trip includes three BBQ stops and another honorable mention.

Building Quality Communities

Charmed Particles

From her home base in the center of Vermont, she spends a lot of time each day pruning and cultivating the threads at AskMeFi. I push my clients hard on the issue of active engagement and moderation as a way of setting tone - and elevating quality - in communities. A great article today in Slate talks about what that looks like when it works: Why is the Internet the place where civil discussion goes to die? It must be something in the tubes.

Neighbouring ain't what it used to be

Neighbourhoods

Now here's Chris , who's thought about it a bit, commenting on this blog post about the Vermont network Front Porch Forum. I sometimes feel I'm a bit of a lone voice in calling for an understanding of neighbouring that takes account of social change. Neighbouring ain't what it used to be, and that's only to be expected; most other things ain't, either.

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – May 2010

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Vermont Country Inns. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It was time to update it as I last posted the index on June 08. Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities?

Finding the Best Fried Clams on Cape Cod

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This past month we enjoyed the yearly pilgrimage as brothers and sisters from Washington, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Vermont joined nieces and nephews and their broods from places far and wide. This post comes form Steve Carter's Dive of the month for July 09 with permission.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The Disconnect Between the US Election Campaign and the Life of Americans: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been inviting real American votersto tell them about the economic problems theyre having. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.