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Howard Frank Mosher Reflects On His "Journey Home"

03/08/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher reading at just one of the many stops on his Great American Book Tour.
The day he turned 65, Howard Frank Mosher also finished radiation treatments for prostate cancer. The very next day, the Vermont author set out on his own to drive across the country. He spent several months on the road, stopping in around 100 cities and independent bookstores along the way. We talk to Mosher about his adventures, and his reflections on his life and career, which he writes about in his new book, "The Great Northern Express."

Click here to read the first two chapters of "The Great Northern Express." 

Reprinted from the book The Great Northern Express by Howard Frank Mosher. Copyright © 2012 by Howard Frank Mosher. Published by Crown, a division of Random House, Inc.


Also on the program, cuts to the Air Force are trickling down to the Vermont Air National Guard. The Vermont Air Guard will lose 57 full-time positions at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. At the same time, 52 full-time active duty Air Force personnel will be assigned to the Air Guard base in South Burlington. Brigadier General Steve Cray explains the rationale and the impact of the changes.

And families and fans from half a dozen states converged in Brattleboro recently for The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center's Fifth Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza. Domino Topplers create elaborate designs using thousands, sometimes millions of  dominoes. Then they knock them down. The popularity of this once-obscure hobby has grown with the advent of online videos that allow topplers to share their achievements.


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