Month: January 2018

Ten Years After

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer I’d love to change the world But I don’t know what to do So I’ll leave it up to you “I’d Love to Change the World” —Ten Years After (1971) British blues-rock group Ten Years After is one of my favorite Woodstock-era bands. They probably didn’t sing it

A Life Changer

Reprinted from Brendan’s book “The Flatlander Chronicles.” When you win something like this, people suggest it is best to keep quiet about it. It’s a good idea to wait and first hire an attorney, get an unlisted phone number and all of your affairs in order before making the announcement to the world. I’m sure

Two Wonderful Wednesdays Killington & Okemo

By Amy PatenaudeSki/Outdoor Writer Our friends on the other side of the Connecticut River have a lot of nice ski areas too. Killington Resort and Okemo Mountain Resort are worth the extra drive and especially when they treat New Hampshirites like locals. When one of my friends asked me if I wanted to go to

Everything Old Is New Again

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Last week, advocates for education who put children ahead of institutions were given a reason to smile: SB 193, establishing education freedom savings accounts, passed a critical vote in the House. If all goes well, new doors will open for parents seeking the right educational opportunities for their

Tribal Tribulations

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer E pluribus unum. It’s one of the few Latin phrases kids learn in school – or used to. Given the sorry state of civics education, perhaps the motto of the Great Seal of the United States has been left on the curriculum cutting room floor. The American ideal

Cleaning House

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Philosophers and theologians have debated for millennia what happens to us when we die. I am supremely unqualified to contribute to their search for the material or spiritual truth. But six months after being named executor of a relative’s estate, I know a lot about what happens to

Never Too Cold To Play!

By Amy PatenaudeSki/Outdoor Writer “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothes.” I’ve heard this said many times by people that like to play outdoors. I’ve said it to friends too, but this cold and snowy weather has been challenging. This week I wore all or a combination of these articles of clothing: face mask, baklava,