Strong as an Ox
Everyone loves a fresh start. This week celebrates the “Year of the Ox” Chinese New Year. Stronger and more steady than other work animals, the Ox is a gloriously beautiful, patient animal. So hopefully in this Year of the Ox we can be strong, patient, and persistent in our efforts. Happy New Year everyone!
CATV is your voice, your media, your community.
The high and low points for three generations of Black Vermonters. More low than high unfortunately…know it to change it.
Poet Jon Meyer talks with the Norwich Public Library about his photos & poems in his award-winning poetry book.
White River Jct. Pastor Goeppner talks with his family about their family dynamic in his sermon this week. Riverbank sermon series viewable through the CATV video on-demand library.
The NH Governor & Executive Council’s meetings are always recorded with inferior audio quality, but filmed none the less by a volunteer for transparency sake.
A VT conversation about seeking equitability & overhauling the state tax burden.
"And so we plough along, as the fly said to the ox."
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Of Oxen, Slavery…and Feet?
Since a line of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poetry is quoted above, and since this month honors Black American History, the convergence brings to mind an interesting bit of literary history. American poet Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a collection of poems dedicated to the plight of slaves in “Poems on Slavery.” His poems were not commercially viable because of the controversial theme. However, they were reprinted as inspirational anti-slavery tracts. Even if your voice is marginalized, there is power in truth when speaking about the burdens of oppression.

You’re a poet and you don’t even know it...Your feet are long fellows.
—a childhood wordplay joke
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