Criminal Justice
Before We Build New Prisons, Let's Fix the System that Fills Them
VT Digger column – Schubart H. 543, a funding bill to study options for building new prisons has both drawn ire and nonsense from those supposed to act on it,… Read More
Media & Press
Bill's Interview with Katherine Bielawa Stamper on Present Time Radio
Click here to hear interview with Bill about writing
Stories & News from Magic Hill
May Newsletter
Stories and News From Magic Hill May 2019   Peeps and Peepers Every spring, to ensure a steady supply of brilliant yellow-yoked eggs and feathered playmates for our grandchildren to carry around… Read More
Media & Press
Bridgeside Book Visit 4/18/19
Video transcript of Bill’s talk: Do you have a book in you?
Book Reviews
Julia Alvarez likes Lila & Theron
BY THE BOOK By the Book: Julia Alvarez New York Times: April 11, 2019 The author of novels including “In the Time of the Butterflies,” just reissued for its 25th… Read More
Untitled (from Lila & Theron)
Be cold Forage and grow Haul wood and stone Go hungry Use hand tools Be bold Raise children Cure food Walk without light Keep animals Grow old Adore someone Greet… Read More
My Comments on Philanthropy to Development Directors 4/9/19
Donor cultivation and approach: Start by building a relationship not predicated on giving, but mission. Do your homework, know with whom you are meeting and understand their relative capacity. Be… Read More
Humor & Satire
The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands
Facing an editorial deadline and desperate for some way to procrastinate, I decided it was the right time to clean out my spam folder. Since my computer deletes all spam… Read More
Course Assignments
People of the Reeds by Gavin Maxwell
It was blowing hard and cold when we left the village, and the sky was empty and grey without individual clouds. We left the palm groves and the  stretches of… Read More
Course Assignments
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
But experience is less likely to teach us how to bid our dearest possessions adieu. And if it were to? We wouldn’t welcome the education. For we come to hold… Read More
Course Assignments
Lila & Theron (Sense of Place)
Hardwood Flats doesn’t appear on most local maps but the name is used by locals to describe an unmapped space between Elmore, Wolcott, and Woodbury. It’s a hardscrabble bog of… Read More
Short Stories
“My girls… I dunno their names anymore. They’se like soft machines now. Livin’ in a free-stall barn, never seein’ my old overgrown pastures, eatin’ stuff delivered to my silos every… Read More