Thoughts & Musings

Welcome to the Global Cow blogs, written by Jill Stahl Tyler.  She writes often, and is published in her local paper in Vermont.  There are several categories:

Silver Linings

SILVER LININGS

This is a daily response to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding at least one thing positive to come out of it.   One comment I’ve heard: “Reading your column of ‘silver linings’ has become one of my ‘silver linings’!  Thank you for writing this!”‘

Jill and Jersey

DAIRY DREAMING

 These are directly about dairy, and ways to experience ag internationally.  Dairy  Dreaming also brings any updates on possible new immigration statuses, or any other legislation or any other dairy information that dairy producers will find interesting.

graduation

EDUCATION MATTERS

This more traditional column looks at family life, with a particular emphasis on how education shapes us all. Often, it includes a special look into the high school exchange students’ fun while in the USA.  It is published mostly bi-monthly in the local paper.

family with exchange students

EXCHANGE EXTRAS

This is a special look into the high school exchange students’ fun while in the USA.  It includes a lot of heartfelt moments sure to make you pause!

2020-04-24

BEAUTY OF THE DAY

Since 2015, I have searched for something beautiful every day, and then posted it to social media.  (Follow Global Cow on Instagram to see them–or subscribe to receive them daily.)

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Photography Unleashed

Photography Unleashed

I walked through the kitchen around 10:30 this morning.  My daughter was making herself some special pumpkin coffee drink while her computer played on the counter beside her. She was—of course—on a Zoom call with her classes.  Wednesdays, Thursdays and...

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Planning Ahead (Silver Linings 10-21-2020)

Planning Ahead (Silver Linings 10-21-2020)

Two of our neighbor friends stopped by today, and we started talking about a special building project they have going on at their house.  Her husband is in the process of enlarging an existing woodshed.  The humble lean-to is becoming a three-sided shelter,...

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Going Digital (Silver Linings, 10-19-2020)

Going Digital (Silver Linings, 10-19-2020)

I’ve organized trainings and courses for almost thirty years—and I love doing it.  I love the energy.  The way people come together and share their enthusiasm.  The smiles on their faces when they get that “aha”, the moment when they grab something that...

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Carbon Emissions (Silver Linings 10-16-2020)

Carbon Emissions (Silver Linings 10-16-2020)

Today I did not go anywhere.  Everything that I needed to do—and everything my daughter was expected to complete—were all online tasks.  Because it is raining, even her soccer practice was cancelled. My non-driving day led me to wondering about carbon...

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Soccer Fun (Silver Linings 10-15-2020)

Soccer Fun (Silver Linings 10-15-2020)

This afternoon, our daughter has her final home soccer game for this fall.   I was thinking that it seems like the soccer season has only started—and then I realize that it has only just started.  Practices only started on September 8th, the first day of...

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