Vermonters: The time is now to reach out to your legislators and insist they protect the mission of the Green Mountain Care Board to protect and improve our access to healthcare in Vermont.

    Unlike prior columns on healthcare, this column will be short, concise and easily understood… in essence, a call-to-aims (sic) for all Vermonters concerned about their access to quality… Read More

VT Legislators

  Vermont State Legislature Title Member / Email                                             … Read More

A Legislative and media initiative to give voice to our young people

By its own description, House Bill H.714, currently in the Legislature: “… proposes to create the two-year Child and Youth Representation Policy Fellowship Program and a related fellowship position to… Read More

My Roadworthy Chest Freezer: Greta in Winter

In 2016, for only the second time in my life, I bought a new car, an emission-free Nissan Leaf. I named it “Greta.” I recently ran into a friend who… Read More

Leveraging Government’s Role by Funding Designated Agencies and Specialized Service Agencies in the Nonprofit Sector

The socio-economic governance spectrum divides itself into the for-profit business sector, the nonprofit mission-driven sector, and the government sector. There are statutory regulations that, often rather loosely, regulate the governance… Read More

Oppose Senate bill S.211….written by Vermonters for Vermonters?

Senate bill S.211 is an attempt by the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) to gain more power. Their dominant member is the UVM Health Network (UVMHN). Over… Read More

Leadership and the Governor’s “Affordability Crisis”

For over 70 years, I’ve confronted each New Year reviewing what got better, what got worse, and what I hope for in the ensuing year. At 78, I’m grateful that… Read More

It’s Time for the UVM Health Network Board to Talk with the People They Serve

Talk With Us The stated mission of the UVM Health Network (UVMHN) is “… to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care,… Read More

Ken Squier: a personal reflection

Photo by Peter Miller, Courtesy of WDEV Radio Vermont On November 15th, Ken Squier, a much loved Vermonter, ascended into the Green Mountains above his home in Stowe. Ken was… Read More

“Your children are not your children” Kahlil Gibran

  United Church of Hinesburg Kahlil Gibran   1883 – 1931, The Prophet And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he… Read More

Freedom of Expression and Our Universities

Photo Courtesy UVM   UVM’s recent decision to cancel an appearance by Palestinian poet and journalist Mohammed El-Kurd from Israel was a poor choice. It was reportedly based on the… Read More

We’re Poisoning Ourselves

  Kraft Heinz advertisement   I once weighed 485 pounds. I now weigh a bit over half that. My addiction to sugar and refined carbohydrates was killing me. When I… Read More