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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COVID Time Dog Training

COVID Time Dog Training

If I walk towards the door, my two dogs are on high alert and ready.  If I put on my insulated coveralls, they start to dance with excitement. If I dare to pick up my keys, they race back and forth between the door to outside and the garage.  A ride is...

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A Mental Shove

A Mental Shove

I am sick of the COVID-19 rules.  How’s that for honesty to start out today’s entry?  I have written—several times, and deleted—several times, the long list of what we can’t do and my explanations of why I think they don’t all make sense.  It doesn’t...

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Transparency

Transparency

Today’s paper carries the photos of yesterday’s swearing in ceremony for our governor and lieutenant governor. The accompanying article notes, “The Statehouse was strangely empty for the occasion, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic… Most members of the state Senate and...

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College Break Bonus

College Break Bonus

The college students typically come home just before Christmas.  From my viewpoint, the spend about ten to fifteen days enjoying sleeping in, doing their Christmas shopping, meeting up with high school friends and celebrating the holidays with the family. After...

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Politically Aware

Politically Aware

This day will no doubt go down in history for the USA.  It doesn’t matter where you stand on the political spectrum.  No American thought we would see our capitol overtaken by protestors… the national guard mobilized… a protestor shot…. and an incendiary...

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J-1 Visas DELAY

J-1 Visas DELAY

On December 31st, President Trump extended the ban on entry for J-1 trainees or interns through March 31st.  President-elect Biden, who takes office on January 20, may or may not rescind it.  Remember that it typically takes three to four months to process...

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Financial Fun?

Financial Fun?

No matter how hard I try to like bookkeeping, it’s just not my thing.  However, this year has very few entries.  When you essentially shut down a business from March through December, there is just not a lot to enter and reconcile. I’m on track to finalize my...

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A Sense of Optimism

A Sense of Optimism

There is nothing like turning a calendar onto a new year, is there? This year especially, people seem ready to lean into a new set of 365 days, determined that they can’t possibly be as challenging as 2020.  Even the morning news anchors had their moments of good...

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