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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It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

I just got off the phone with mother… and boy, what a difference a month makes in her outlook on life!  In the past month, she’s finished her vaccinations.  She’s returned to some of her monthly meetings and groups.  They are planning together for...

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Savoring

Savoring

Before COVID, I think I didn’t so much “act” as I “reacted”.  There was so much going on, and I ran from event to event.  I was always thinking ahead to the next thing on the calendar, making sure that I had things lined up and ready.  Sometimes, it...

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Vaccination Friends

Vaccination Friends

It seems impossible, from a pure numbers point of view, but somehow today is vaccination day for myself—and three friends.  Even stranger, for our little state, we four are assigned to three different locations, and we’ll get at least two different types of...

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Easter Zoom

Easter Zoom

Back at Thanksgiving, you might remember that I set up a family Zoom call.  It went so well, I was inspired to pull it together for Easter.  During our hour and a half conversation last night, we heard news—and saw video feed—from relatives in Vermont,...

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Because We Can!

Because We Can!

Today was “doggie gathering day” for the weekend.  Because it is Easter weekend, I thought everyone might be too busy.  I started by just asking one friend, the closest neighbor, if our dogs might get together.  She thought at least one other friend...

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Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

The local high school emailed a link to an online survey today—which follows a different link they sent out a week or two ago. In both cases, they are asking parents about continuing some new practices they have started during COVID.  The first was about...

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Lacrosse Returns

Lacrosse Returns

The evening has been filled with Zoom call after Zoom call, but one of them makes me feel particularly happy:  the girls’ lacrosse team organizational meeting.  Last year’s lack of spring sports, especially lacrosse, felt particularly sad.  The varsity...

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