Currently I am visiting a friend in Brattleboro, Vermont. It has been fascinating to study a new city. I will surely do a write-up of what I learned and who I met in this community. It is a small city of 12,000 with a median age in the forties and a vibrant civic life. I have been attending at least one community discussion or presentation every day.
While attending a writing group today, I was telling folks that this year was Thoreau's 200th birthday. One of the members of the discussion sent me this link to Thoreau's visit to Brattleboro. It chronicles the story of a local hunt of a panther. Worth a read.
Happy New Year.