Brave New World?

The pandemic foreplay we’re muddling through confronts each of us with life-threatening risk and prospective opportunities for renewal. Anyone not rethinking their own life, human life in general, a rationale… Read More

Toilet Paper Hoarding

I went to Costco yesterday during geezer hours arriving just as they opened at 8:00 AM and was surprised to find the parking lot 2/3rds full. The entry protocol was… Read More

Will the Vermont Death Penalty Live On?

Our prisons are a petri dish for Covid-19. Vermont has over 1700 people in its six correctional facilities and another 300 locked away in federal prisons. Some 7800 Vermonters are… Read More

Key Vermont Leadership Questions

I. As a leader, how do you plan to inspire, earn, and maintain trust? II. Are the innate characteristics of leadership power, authority, self- assurance, and clarity or humility, curiosity,… Read More

The True Cost of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Do you know what an A.C.E. is? It’s not your local hardware store, the winning card in your hand, nor your friend who plays professional tennis. It’s an increasing used… Read More

Did We End the Death Penalty ?

The last person Vermont executed was Donald Demag on December 8, 1954. Demag committed two robberies and killed two people while doing so. He was electrocuted in the state’s electric… Read More

Nonprofit Leadership and Governance

Nonprofit leadership motivation runs from social peer pressure and resume enhancement to sincere mission commitment. Leadership styles range from laissez-faire hyper-democratic and “wind-sock” decision-making to autocratic, with the best style… Read More

Volleyball anyone?

On VPR’s Vermont Edition show Friday, January 31st, Governor Scott, responding to a barrage of listener and interviewer questions about how he will address Vermont’s challenges, kept answering with “show… Read More

Feel the Bern …

To his great credit, the Bernie of 2020 is asking the tough questions, putting forward solutions, and calling out endemic corruption. He’s shifted the dialogue in the election to give… Read More

Bill, I’ve read your columns in the News and Citizen paper on numerous occasions and thought I’d reach out to you. I believe that I have a good story about… Read More

Higher Ed in Vermont and the Nation

In his “State of the State” message Governor Scott said his “biggest concern” was Vermont’s aging demographic and shrinking population. “If we don’t break this cycle, our institutions, including state… Read More