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Shawn Kerivan
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Writer, teacher, innkeeper
Writer, teacher, innkeeper

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The Last Day of Stowe
We sat around the grill in a dirt parking lot, squinting up
into the sunlight. Strung along the crest of the final descent of a ski trail
named Gondolier were a line of figures, waiting. Behind us, the Fourrunner Quad
chairlift stopped spinning just after 4...
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The Ritual of Rituals
This isn’t one of those “The Good Ole Days Were Better”
columns. This is about ritual, and its place in our lives. Ritual is
under attack in the modern world, pushed aside by efficiencies, data, and the
bottom line. As a writing instructor, I see this when ...
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Beyond the Numbers
About two years ago we listed our inn for sale . We have innkeeping for a long time (16 years), and with both of our sons in college, the time was right to look for new adventures. At first we listed with a broker; now we are selling the inn ourselves . We ...
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You, Too, Can Run a Successful Business and Be Wealthy Beyond Your Wildest Dreams! (Or you can be an innkeeper.)
About two years ago we listed our inn for sale. We have
innkeeping for a long time (16 years), and with both of our sons in college,
the time was right to look for new adventures. At first we listed with a
broker; now we are selling the inn ourselves. We ha...
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Pornification Nation, Part Two
The Boston Globe today published astory on maple sugaring in Vermont . I have lived in Vermont for sixteen years
and I have a keen interest in maple sugaring. To me, it’s like writing, or
innkeeping, or dairy farming, or any other kind of small, crafty, ind...
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The Antidote to Pornification Nation
In his excellent TED Talk, author Michael Pollan makes a
case for plants. He asks us to consider the possibility that we are not in
charge of anything in this world. He asks us to consider the possibility that
we are only players in a larger scheme, acting ...
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These People Came To Stowe, Went Skiing, Then Jumped Into A Hot Tub. What Happened Next Will Blow You Away! 9 Misconceptions About The 2016 Winter In Stowe.
The Greek chorus of popular media has once again built up a
head of steam that rational people all over the world must beat back with facts
and common sense and regular attendance in a hot tub. So despite what
flatlanders and Donald Trump are crowing about ...
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What I Learned in Mexico
Author’s Note: I was in Mexico from 16 December to 25
December 2015. It was my first visit to that country. I stayed on the Yucatan,
on the Mayan Riviera, and drove Highway 307 back and forth to Cancun several
times. Those are the only true facts in this po...
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