Author Archives: Serena Kim

woman and man happy in the snowy woods

A Walk in the Woods While Reading Poems

It was the perfect day for a meditative stroll in the woods: Reading poems and enjoying the winter landscape. My sister, Mirena, and her friend, Shawn, were visiting us for the holidays. We weren’t ready for a full day of skiing and snowmobiling. We had something quieter and… Read More

woman working in garden

7 Vegetable Seeds We Want to Plant This Spring

It’s now January, and it’s way too cold to garden. The highs are in the single digits. And so we stay cozy inside, brew a cup of tea, warm up a muffin, and get out the gardening books for inspiration. We like American Grown: The Story of the White… Read More

four senior ladies sitting at a table

Happy 150th Birthday, Jessica Swift!

Jessica Swift seated second from left at the Bicentennial Picnic, Middlebury, Village Green 1976. Collection of the Henry Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vermont September 17, 2021 is the 150th birthday of Anna Jessica Stewart Swift who lived in the Main House of the inn for most of her 110 years. Read More

5 Important Places in Vermont’s Black History

We rounded up 5 important places to honor Black History Month in and around Middlebury, Vermont for all you African American history buffs. Vermont might be the second whitest state in the nation after Maine, but it’s still rich in African American history. As an Asian American woman, I’m… Read More