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John H. Vibber

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I was born an eighth generation New Englander and have lived most of my adult life in Vermont where my recently completed career involved teaching and administrating. For ten of those years I worked in Canaan, Vermont which is the far corner of our Northeast Kingdom.

I’ve loved language and fine writing since the 8th grade when I felt sure that I’d invented the pun. My professional work always involved enlivening information and motivating listeners and over time persuasive writing became increasingly important whenever I put on my administrative hat.

When I retired to Burlington, Vermont I brought a wealth of impressions: a rucksack of tales from each village school and community. Just as these stories started to agitate for their freedom,...more


“Waldo came by to charge our fire extinguishers. Then he played us his musical saw. I think he was sweet on me.”

This great New Hampshire memory comes from my 92 year old mother telling me about her childhood in the early 1930s. It reminds me how a few words well-chosen can conger up an image of place and time. It is in this spirit that I write and invite others to join me.

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