My Haunting College Experience

Halloween is upon us. So, I thought I would share with you an experience I had when I was a student at the University of Vermont. At that point in time, I was working on earning a double major in History and Latin. You can imagine how many papers I had to write. That wasContinue reading “My Haunting College Experience”


I received an email from Jordan about being interviewed by Bobby Lussier. I had lots of questions, which either answered. They had questions, which, in turn, I answered. So, on August 29, 2023, the interview took place! We sat on a park bench inside Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont, where the interview commenced. You’ll hearContinue reading “THE TV INTERVIEW!”

Winooski River: Post July Flooding 2023 All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. I stood on the Burlington, Vermont side of the Winooski River to watch it. This was only a few days after the devastating rains, which flooded several parts of Vermont. To watch how strong and powerful the current was days later was amazingContinue reading “Winooski River: Post July Flooding 2023”

Burlington High School: Asbestos Abatement vs Demolition

Written by Tom Flanagan, Burlington School District Superintendent: “…On the other hand, while digging up the foundation, we discovered additional sources of asbestos on the foundations of the old BHS/BTC campus. During demolition, we found that insulation had been glued to the inside of the foundation walls, which were buried underground. After we ripped theContinue reading “Burlington High School: Asbestos Abatement vs Demolition”

More Asbestos Found at Burlington High School

The Burlington School District reported discovering additional asbestos at Burlington High School. During the construction, insulation was glued to the foundation. That glue has asbestos in it. At the time of the filming of this video, the District did not have an estimate for the additional cost the taxpayers would absorb. I’m not surprised becauseContinue reading “More Asbestos Found at Burlington High School”

Excavators & Mist Cannon Working Hard! All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. These excavators are moving dirt from one pile into another. They are working on the property where Burlington High School barely remains. The buildings are being demolished due to PCB contamination. Note the mist cannon spraying towards them from the right. The purposeContinue reading “Excavators & Mist Cannon Working Hard!”

Why Does Dianne Volunteer to Repair Headstones??

All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. Join the LIVE CHAT! The chat lasts as long as the video plays. Let’s hang out!! Meet Dianne, who not only volunteers to repair headstones with the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, but her grandfather founded the organization. Her grandfather, Leon Dean, was an EnglishContinue reading “Why Does Dianne Volunteer to Repair Headstones??”

Vermont Old Cemetery Association Information

“About VOCA: The Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) was founded in 1958 to encourage the restoration and preservation of neglected and abandoned cemeteries in the State of Vermont… Some Things We Do: …Our members are constantly working in all parts of the state, in cemeteries large and small, righting and cleaning grave markers, clearing brush,Continue reading “Vermont Old Cemetery Association Information”

Burlington HS History & English Teacher Stories

In this video, I share stories about English and History teachers I had known, as well as those with whom I took classes. Most are positive stories. Only one is decidedly NOT. All my English teachers are dead now. Most lived into their 90s. The older I get, the more I appreciate what they taughtContinue reading “Burlington HS History & English Teacher Stories”

Repaired & Clamped Headstone

I spent that incredibly hot and humid Saturday filming the work the Vermont Old Cemetery Association was doing to repair and clean headstones. Those volunteers worked solidly all of those four hours! In today’s video, you’ll see the fruits of their labor on this headstone. It’s clamped very well to make sure it stays together.Continue reading “Repaired & Clamped Headstone”

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