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The Burlington Beat began in June of 2017 and aims to be a small concentrated sample of the creativity that exists in every corner of our beautiful city, Burlington, VT. There are those who have made their art their living, others who treat it as a hobby--some who have been honing their skills for years and others just starting out. You'll find all of that here.

 

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October 31, 2017

He was the quiet one in the group. I would watch from across the room and wonder where he really was, his long legs tucked under him, his big hand cradling a clean-cut chin, the long dark curls dancing over his faraway blues. I wanted to know about Jim. Under circumstances decidedly different than any I’d ever been exposed to before, I found out.

The rest of us in the group were regular people. Freddie worked at Safeway, stocking shelves. Martha was a licensed masseuse. Sally, the chatty one in the group, was the post mistress in town. Sam was a real estate broker. And I worked for...

August 17, 2017

-Henry! Thank you for coming!

-Thanks for inviting me.

-Did you get here OK?

-You know something. I took 82 instead of going down route 14 there, and I-

-Wait. You got on 14 by Clyde’s Place?

-Got on 14 by Clyde’s Place, yup, and then just shot down onto 22.

-Now wait. 22. Is that by the Citgo there?

-It’s a Mobil I think. Shot down onto 22 and just popped out right on Honeydew Lane.

-I’ll have to try that sometime. I always take 14.

-Well my wife thinks that way is faster.

-Hahahahahaha. Haha. Haha.

-Ahahahahahaa.

-Henry, have you met Leroy? He works with Stan. I have to go chop some lamb sh...

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