The Vermont Cynic

Zen and the art of ignoring the irrelevant

Zen and the art of ignoring the irrelevant

Henry Mitchell

September 13, 2018

On the last day of August, I was walking back from class, making pleasant conversation with a friend, when I heard him gasp. “Oh no,” he said. “What?” I asked. “Preacher,” was his only answer. Sure enough, I looked to my left and saw a man surrounded by a dozen-or-so students. We both sigh...

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

The old town section of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is pictured Feb. 10. PHOTO COURTESY ALLIE PARKIN

Allie Parkin

February 25, 2016

All college students know deep down that a month is not a long time. It certainly feels that way now, as I look out my window  at snow-covered playgrounds in the bustling city of Stockholm. At least, the part of Stockholm I’m living and studying in  – the quiet suburb of Bergshamra – b...

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