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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
 Vermont photos 

Newbury Town School

Newbury Town School

Newbury Town Church

Newbury Town Hall

House on Scotch Hollow Road

Newbury Historical Society

The Mighty Scotch Hollow Mushroom

Stone Wall on Route 302

Leete Sugar House

Leete Farm with Circular Barn






Misty Dock

Canoe and Dock

Mom at Jefferson Hill Cemetery

View from Jefferson Hill Cemetery

Log Building Under Construction

Dinner Party

Dinner Party II

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Monday, September 19, 2005
 Neil Young interview on NPR 
There's a good interview with Neil Young on the npr Web site. You can also hear his latest album on the site.

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Thursday, September 15, 2005
 Lenders propagate sprawl 
In the September/October Sierra Club magazine there's a good article entitled Loan Gridlock in the section Lay of the Land that describes how lenders propagate sprawl by their lending practices. Urban homeowners typically spend much less on transportation and a higher percentage of their income on a mortgage, up to 45%. However, many lenders require that their mortgages comprise around 30 percent of income, not taking into account the difference in transportation costs of houses in outlying areas from which residents commute long distances and pay more for transportation. Fannie Mae prvodes small "Smart Commute" bonuses in 40 urban communities.

The Sierra Club site also contains the Healthy Growth Calculator, which compares a typical sprawl community to 45 smart growth communities.

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Sunday, September 04, 2005
 20,000 steps 
I've discovered a great way to stay in shape when not cycling. Just work 8 hours in a bike shop, then go out dancing for another 4 hours. Wearing my pedometer on Saturday, I logged over 20,000 steps doing the above. Had a great time too.

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Thursday, September 01, 2005
 Heras leads Vuelta 
I've missed being able to watch stages of the Vuelta a Espana this year. In the past couple of years the race has been carried on OLN TV with Paul and Phil doing the commentary. Today Roberto Heras, a former US Postal star, took the lead. It looks like we'll have to wait until September 18, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, for highlights of the race.

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