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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Samples of all blogs (by most current dates).

Gold Star (Silver Linings 10-14-2020)

Gold Star (Silver Linings 10-14-2020)

Our daughter had an announcement for us.  Her lowest grade right now is a B, at 85%. She’s quite proud of herself, as she should be! Turns out physically being in a classroom only one full day per week (and three additional mornings for just one class) is not a...

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Gnome Making (Silver Linings, 10-12-2020)

Gnome Making (Silver Linings, 10-12-2020)

A friend commented to me just the other day, “It’s funny.  I don’t think, within our little circle at least, that COVID has really affected us that much.”  His statement surprised me.  I responded quickly and honestly.  “Well, in my case, it’s shut...

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Cider Pressing (Silver Linings, 10-11-2020)

Cider Pressing (Silver Linings, 10-11-2020)

Yesterday’s summer temps have settled into more normal fall-like weather, with highs in the 60’s. Turns out that it is just about perfect for pressing cider. Our neighbors have done this many times, often inviting others to join in the fun.  This year’s apple...

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COVID Camping (Silver Linings, 10-10-2020)

COVID Camping (Silver Linings, 10-10-2020)

It’s Vermont’s most popular, most iconic and most famous weekend:  Columbus Day weekend. (Technically, since 2019, the entire state of Vermont now celebrates “Indigenous People’s Day”.  But we draw crowds of leaf-peepers from all around the world, and only...

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US H-1B Visa Changes

US H-1B Visa Changes

Yesterday, on October 8, 2020, some changes were published: INCREASED WAGES. Prevailing wages for the H-1B, E-3, H-1BA and PERM programs have changed. For example, entry-level wages for H-1B and PERM cases will increase to the 45th percentile of wages for the...

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Photography Class (Silver Linings, 10-9-2020)

Photography Class (Silver Linings, 10-9-2020)

It’s only 11 AM, but I already know what has made the “silver lining” ranking today: it’s photography class for my high school sophomore daughter.    Back in August, she was thrilled when her advisor confirmed she could get into photography this fall. ...

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