On Sodom Pond

Postcards from rural Vermont


My name is Janet Pocorobba and I live in Calais (pronounced “callous”), Vermont, a town with 100 miles of dirt roads and six unincorporated villages. I live in Kent Corner, between Maple Corner and Gospel Hollow, and hang around a lot in Adamant.

I started this blog as a way to savor country life in 2014. A lot has happened since then. I’ve partnered and broken up, I bought a house, I got promoted, I published a book, I turned 49, which is to be my perpetual age from now on, I decided. Mostly, I have learned that living up here is not Paradise, that community is complicated. I am writing now to pare things down, to reveal what is true to my experience here. No judgment, no shame, just the desire to know what I know, see what I see. I hope you enjoy.


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  1. I love your outlook on life and the things you enjoy to do. We met at the shaguhachi concert and could not meet up again at Strand Bookstore. It was great to meet your shamisen teacher. I hope we meet up again.
    Meanwhile I will try to simplify my life, practice my Chinese calligraphy, take care of my garden and the bees upstate and find time to read again. I love flowers as you do, enjoy inventing delicious healthy meals and hope to pick up one if my instruments again. Maybe I’m lucky to get to try out the shaguhachi.

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