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!

VT beauty of the day

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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Poetic Reflections

Poetic Reflections

Since around April, I have been receiving almost daily meditations. It’s a nice connection to a community I can’t really see for a while.  Today’s reflection is a Celtic blessing, and I have to admit I am always quite partial to anything Celtic.  I am...

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All In This Together (Silver Linings 7-27-2020)

All In This Together (Silver Linings 7-27-2020)

Today I am sending in my daughter’s survey response.  She gets to say if she wants to have “in-person” classes (only two days a week maximum) or “online classes” (never going into the school at all).  It’s for her to express her thoughts to the staff at the...

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The Final Piles (Silver Lining 7-22-2020)

The Final Piles (Silver Lining 7-22-2020)

For the past three or four years, I have almost always felt “behind”.  There was just so much I couldn’t get done, so many things that frustrated me as they sat waiting.  I even often said to myself, “I just want the world to stop for a couple of weeks,...

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Reminders (Silver Lining 7-21-2020)

Reminders (Silver Lining 7-21-2020)

The news today featured parents, kids, teachers and schools.  What is safe?  What should be done?  How do we balance the economic need for parents to be able to work, and the health and welfare of teachers, staff and students? This afternoon, I also had...

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Cleanliness (Silver Linings 7-19-2020)

Cleanliness (Silver Linings 7-19-2020)

It’s the little things that one notices during the “new normal” we have going on now. Today I looked at the hair balls rolling around the corners of the kitchen, and realized that it was time to vacuum—yet again.  We had a schedule going before March.  Every...

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