Not exactly a scoop, but a funny coincidence at least. Surprise of the day: on Boston.com the Boston Globe posted a preview of this coming Sunday’s Globe Magazine photo-essay and article by Peter Simon about two communes in Vermont that rose up in the late 1960s and lasted about two years. One of the communes is Total Loss Farm, the subject of my Howe blog post (see below) about writer Raymond Mungo’s stopover in Lowell in 1969 on his recreation of Thoreau’s weeklong river trip up the Concord and Merrimack. Mungo was a founder of one of the communes. Here’s the link to the well-illustrated Simon piece in the Globe.