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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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just back from Princeton Jct and New York

I visited Joya's family in Princeton Junction (just about where the site of the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital is on House, M.D., and attended the Bat Mitzvah of Joya's cousin Becca, who did a great job of reading her portion of Torah and also had a really fun day, as far ss I could tell. It was nice to be there, though we all missed having Joya there too. Then I went into New York and saw my cousin Richard Gilison, Dina Brigish's father, and the son of my aunt Miriam, Irving's sister. We hung around in Washington Square and had some lunch in the Village, and just chatted. It was really nice to see him again! (He doesn't remember seeing me since I was a toddler, but I'm sure we've seen one another since then). I had a great time, but it's absolutely wonderful to be home. What a beautiful springtime this is, and I hope for peace for the world-- and that the death of Bin Laden does not bring more violence and more revenge. Peace to all living beings!

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