Episode Nov 30, 2018

In this episode co-hosts Kristina Stykos and Emily Howe discuss curtains that don’t fit, whether or not your kids’ math homework is too hard, discovering the Butthole Surfers later in life, erratic behavior from a normally dependable device, Butch’s heroic efforts to help Gramps conserve his hearing aid battery, less-than-stellar backline support at the nursing home, how Tupperware can destroy the taste of your food, limb breakage on the driveway, another epic trudge into the woods without ski wax, refined techniques for crossing a stream on skis, more confusion about snow tires, trying to find Julie in a blizzard, a nighttime sojourn in pajamas, when the mailman doesn’t come, the reliability of junk mail delivery, clogging on a parade float, letting swears fly, expanding your vintage Santa display, the ins and outs of getting Xmas photos done with pets, occupational hazards of a messy laundry room, trying to be everything to everybody, another great baby video, piping classical music into your pregnant belly, convincing your kids they used to like stuff, intentionally upsetting plants, deciding why it’s okay to eat certain animals, meditating with chickens, empathizing with ants, if hurting is better than killing, good advice to deer hunters, how to know if you’re brilliant or just off track, getting back into a routine with grilled cheese, Glo’s magic maple syrup bottle, catsup squirters, remembering “The Big Isle” - and so much more!

Featuring music from Vermont musicians & friends: Ariel Zevon [Better Than]; Ben Reed [Schizophrenia]; Kristina Stykos [Forgiveness].

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