A Tsunami of Unwanted Children?

So much has been and is being written about reproductive choice that one is hard-pressed to say more. From the fact that three Trump-backed jurists hand-picked by the conservative Federalist… Read More

Healthcare: a self-driving truck with no GPS

“After major budget shortfall projection, UVM Health Network suspends adolescent mental health unit project” “The ball’s in your court,” Brumsted told regulators on Wednesday. “That (money) either sits there and… Read More

Homage aux Soeurs

    Sister Elizabeth Candon            Sister Irene Duchesneau            Sister Janice Ryan Photo: Times Argus             … Read More

The Girl in the Yellow Pant Suit by Becca Balint a review (April 7, 2022)

I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of Becca Balint’s forthcoming collection of essays, The Girl in the Yellow Pant Suit. I had no idea what to expect from this… Read More

Review: Laura Budofsky Wisniewski’s collection of poems entitled Sanctuary, Vermont, April 3, 2022,

  The best poetry exists in that sparse nether world between music and words, straddling both, blending harmony (assonance and consonance) rhythm (cadence and meter), and meaning (literal and metaphoric).… Read More

Vermont Museum Project

I. Concept: Harking back to Paul Bruhn’s landmark VT Tourism and Marketing Brochure from the ‘80s entitled “300 Things to See and Do in Vermont” which highlighted Vermont museums, arts… Read More

The Power of the Lemonade Stand

Since the agriculturalists in the Fertile Crescent supplanted many of the hunter-gatherers some 12,000 years ago, those early stirrings of capitalism have become embedded in our DNA. I see it… Read More

Our Communities, Our Schools, Our Children

Elmore Town School: VT Community Newspaper Group I recently led a discussion at the Elder College, a life-long learning division of Elderly Services in Middlebury. I’ve led many classes and… Read More

Geoffrey’s Date

The third time I saw her walking her golden in the park, I got up the courage to say hello and, using her dog as a pretext, I asked, “Nice… Read More

That Newcomb Cartoon

                                                        Schubart Cartoon… Read More

Cece’s Habit

For Mina   Cécile, or Cece as her family and friends called her, was five and a half years old. Although her parents had been trying for some time, Cece… Read More

Opinion Column on Hinesburg Ambulance Service – Kate and Bill Schubart (2/6/22)

We believe that the municipal budget we’re about to vote on, the unknowns therein, and the unquantified future costs these commitments will incur are unsustainable in Hinesburg. Kate and I… Read More