Out on the streets for Peter? No!
Out on the street for Peter? No! Dear Folks, This is Peter Miller, the photographer and author. I have written six books on Vermont, starting with Vermont People in 1990 but have been documenting rural Vermont since 1951. I am known for my black and white images of Vermont and our resilient people—my extended family.…Read More
Peter’s Porch Sale!
You know, that photographer who does the books? Well I just turned 87 and it is time to downsize big time! So starting this Saturday, November 13 at 10:00, at my Colbyville home across from the Hong Kong restaurant, I am selling a a bunch of stuff: 44 inch Samsung TV, used one half hour…Read More
A Vicious, Killing Farm Fire
A year and a half I spent, in a fury of concentration, creating Vanishing Vermonters. Some say it is my best book, more journalistic then documentary. I don’t care, I’m relieved that it is a postpartum factoid. It pales about what I have to say: **************** What matters, in this harsh year, what stabbed my…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
Oh My God, Stick Season is Here!
Sunday. Oct. 30 2016. I’m in Connecticut taking a short break and updating a photograph of my friend Gretchen. Seven years ago she had tumors in both breasts and had a mastectomy which left a bunch of scars. She lost her hair due to chemotherapy and as you can see, she didn’t look her best. Well, with…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
A 7,764 Mile Adventure for Hilary
Waterbury, Vermont to New York City to Paris to Kampala, Uganda. A long, long trip for daughter Hilary on her way to a new aid job with Doctors without Borders. She will be upgrading Aid buildings throughout the country. She’s excited. This is her 3rd tour doing aid work–first in Peru, then Guinea, and now Uganda,…Read More
Peter Miller Re-invents Himself
I just couldn’t afford it,” said Peter Miller, Former Vermonter of the Year and author of the award-winning books Vermont Farm Women and A Lifetime of Vermont People.“My expenses were over the top and my income was plummeting. It became obvious to me that my house was a liability and I couldn’t afford to keep it…Read More
The Scams in Prescription Pills
When I was released, after a heart attack, from UVM Medical Center (read Fletcher Allen Hospital). I was told I needed pills called Clopidogrel or otherwise known as Plavix. It was to keep my new stents in good shape. I was told the pills were not expensive and available on the ground floor. So I…Read More
Heart Attack! Heart Attack! Heart Attack!
I was sitting on the edge of my bed, the mattress covered with a red flannel sheet colored blood red. My hands were open, the palms flat, pressing down at my side, and my feet planted on the floor, stabilizing my balance. I had leaned over to lace my right shoe and dizziness and shortness…Read More