Vermonters care about what’s happening worldwide, but they are likely more concerned about what’s happening in their own backyard. We were raised to mind our own business and by doing so we could live next to a neighbor with whom we may have some disagreements, but still get along OK.
Contestants had to write a 500-word essay on why they wanted to live in an energy-efficient house, as well as explain how they’d help build community in Rutland. The prize? A brand-new, 1,500-square foot, fossil-fuel-free home, complete with solar panels, heat pumps and an electric vehicle charger.
News from the IoT (Internet of Things). It’s a coffee delivery drone that can sense when you are tired and automatically deliver coffee to you. Or you could use hand gestures to call for a coffee delivery.
An even rarer find? Library media specialists, school counselors and music teachers. All have shortages statewide. School nurses and Spanish teachers are also in high demand and short supply in eight different counties. There’s also a shortage of principals, as well as Latin, French, health, education technology and design technology teachers in select counties.
Trouble at home and/or work? Feeling the need for incontrovertible evidence? No problemo, compadre! Well, there is one minor detail. While all options are well-designed and reasonably priced, you still must choose! <eg>
Parents sometimes cushion the blow of a beloved pet’s death by telling their kids something like, “Mr. Wiggles has gone to live on a farm in the country.” As a ruse, it might or might not work, but the Humane Society of Chittenden County is actually doing just that: sending cats that otherwise might be euthanized to barns.
Confession: This was my theme song growing up. Somehow, I let myself get beaten down and am now suddenly reminded of it and tremendously rejuvenated. And yes, I realize that this will both elicit joy combined with trepidation (Now what will he do next?!) on the part of those who have stuck with me (some maybe on/off) over the years. 😊 To them I say, “At least you won’t be bored!”
The app, called Natural Cycles, contains an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information, a method of contraception called fertility awareness. Designed for mobile devices, it is intended for use in pre-menopausal women aged 18 and older.
If you ever considered attending Burning Man, but didn’t find a week in the desert appealing, now you only have to endure Washington, DC.
The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery has a large-scale, participatory work from the desert gathering. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement.