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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!
And, please follow the Blog and comment whenever you like!

"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

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sister Wives tonight!

Don't forget to watch Sister Wives on TLC at 9/8 Central, and post with me after the show. I write a short (sometimes not so short) article and ask people to post their remarks at, where I'm a writer. TV Open Thread is the name of the feature, and I've been getting some great comments on the state of the State there lately-- how much should the government control people's personal lives? The children of the Browns seem happy, yet they are about to be driven out of their home state, Utah, and to struggle to find somewhere else to live. Kody Brown, the husband, annoys me sometimes-- he insists he is the "leader" and must make the decisions, even though they affect everyone. (At the beginning of the show, much was made of each wife having a choice to do as she pleased and no coercion being exerted. But it was clear from last week's episode that in order to change the decision of the family, a wife (for instance, Christine, wife number three, who doesn't want to leave) would have to leave it and go off on her own. Still if they stay in Utah, Kody and perhaps other meembers of the family can and probably will go to jail for bigamy and the children may be taken away-- so it is not much of a choice. What do you think? Join me on tonight about 10 to chat and rant about the show and the lives and the laws...

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