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Welcome to Quarry Hill's Blog!

Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Monday, September 20, 2010

Late at night...

An online magazine,, accepted my application to write brief pieces and reviews for them! I love writing for them. They are cool!

We were able to finish Irv's place for Richie Klein, who said, "I forgot  that everything important happens at QH in the last 30 minutes!"

I am glad we could work it out for him to stay. He usually comes and stays for three weeks in September each year. Barbara in particular is very glad to see him.

Corin will be having her first baby soon! Joya will go to the birth if she possibly can, and afterward, will be there to help for a few days. I love that the two are close.-- J and C...


  1. you should try writing at Associated Content if you are looking to get paid for articles. I write there and love it. Its not a lot of money, but you maintain the rights to your work and can still publish elsewhere.

  2. Thanks, I did and it should appear soon. I also had work on and will be posting my column on homeschooling soon.