Finally, this Woodchuck is Digging His Way Out Of A Depp, Dark Hole
“My people, I call them, seem to have been priced out of our state, as taxes and the cost of energy escalates and real estate prices soar.” ******** I wrote a commentary for Vermont Digger— I am Vermont Broke (August 21, 2016) and I received so many comments I wrote the book titled Vanishing Vermonters,…Read More
Finally! Vanishing Vermonters…Loss of a Rural Culture is Out, in my hands and being Shipped!
Glory be!. After two months the printer and binder finished their job and Vanishing Vermonters is in my hands. Wow! I received the first copies on Friday Oct. 6 and immediately delivered 200 to bookstores that ordered early and now I am in the process of mailing out 93 books to Kickstarter donors who requested…Read More
Remembering Fred Tuttle
It gives me succor to remember Fred Tuttle and the era in which he was the farmer-elect in the movie by John O’brien: The Man with the Plan. Fred died 13 years ago, give or take a few months. He made us laugh and we loved him for what he was, a simple farmer who…Read More
Projects, Projects, Projects!
Another nasty winter, our collective Vermont souls were desolated by the lack of snow, beauty replaced by a grey wasteland of frozen earth, again a roller coaster of temperature swings, and a new precaution many Vermonters practice–a pair of boots (often insulated Muck boots) equipped with cleats or small metal coils (they do not puncture…Read More
Starlining to a New Future
Starlining to a New Future. January 6 is the Epiphany and my birthday. My daughter Hilary, who was visiting, treated me to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, playing in Stowe. We settled down in the middle of the theater. Unfortunately, no 3D glasses were given out for this show but never mind. My hand balled…Read More
Governor Dean Interview and another darned birthday!
My, thanks for so many birthday wishes—over 90 of them! Here I am 82, born Jan 6, 1934 in Manhattan, 1:45 AM, a capricorn with scorpio rising, moon in Pluto (hey, they now say it isn’t a planet!), three book projects to do, a new website, and still selling A Lifetime of Vermont People and…Read More
Peter Miller’s Squashed Gallery Sale
You slide down the ladder, bump on the ground and there you are—whacked. Happens. So then you get up and hope the joints work. Yes, that’s me, Peter Miller. So I have been Vermont Broke. The photography business internationally is in the dumps, thanks to some greedy CEO’s in the stock photo business. The digital…Read More
A Lifetime of Vermont People — some are not very happy with their state and the state of their life.
“I had no idea,” says Peter Miller, author and photographer, that my book A Lifetime of Vermont People, would have such an effect on its readers.” The book is a collection of 62 written profiles with black and white photographs of Vermonters taken over the last 60 years. The author wrote a summary of those…Read More
A Foggy, Confused, Ugly Day
Ever had those days? Rise early with a fogged, sleep-walker’s mind—7:30 AM I am out the door to drive 20 miles to Vermont Quick Lube in Barre to finish work on my car and the inspection, which I had paid for. I had an appointment and they reserved a car for me for the day. When…Read More
Ordering the Vanishing Vermonter.
Readers of my previous blog( about my book project on the plight of the vanishing Vermonter (our way of life and our skinny pocketbooks) would like to pre-order books to help pay for the production of this book. So I have a price: THE VANISHING VERMONTER…AN ENDANGERED SPECIES You may have read my previous post about setting…Read More