Stories & News from Magic Hill
March Newsletter
Stories and News From Magic Hill March 2019   Spring is in the Air As Buddha peaks through the snow to see what March will bring, we feel the stirring of […]
Policy & Politics
Aging with Grace
Astonishing what we learn from others when we listen… I was talking with a friend only a few years younger who offered a suggestion that in my self-absorption had never […]
Vermont
Vermont's Forgotten History of Racial Bigotry
It’s hard for a veteran opinion writer to admit confusion. But the recent chaos in Virginia has humbled this writer and it has nothing to do with politics. Growing up […]
Stories & News from Magic Hill
February Newsletter from Magic Hill
Stories and News From Magic Hill February 2019   Share The Ultimate Love Story During the month of February, I am offering an autographed copy of Lila & Theron at the publisher’s price […]
Education
The Coming College Storm
My private college tuition in 1968 was $2,800, 50 years later it’s $50,000. Meanwhile, state support for public colleges has diminished and educational value has changed both for better and […]
Environment
Town Meeting: It's Time to Ban Plastic Bags
All of the plastic manufactured since Bakelite debuted during the Depression still litters the earth. The world is choking on an invention that’s barely a century old. Today, shoppers worldwide […]
Vermont
Vermont: The Forest for the Trees
As one who’s never served in political office, I often remind myself how easy it is to opine with impunity about what’s right and wrong with our state and national […]
Vermont
Economic Development: We can do better.
In a recent VTDigger piece, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, Mike Schirling, highlighted actions his agency has taken to make a positive impact on Vermont’s previously lackluster economic development […]
Stories & News from Magic Hill
January Newsletter
Stories and News From Magic Hill January 2019  Vol.2, Issue 10 Greetings 2019 My New Year’s resolutions are just that… high hopes for a resolution to the bipolar weather patterns […]
Vermont
An Open Letter to the Vermont Legislature
Dear Legislators, First, thank you all for your willingness to serve your constituents and all Vermonters. You are appreciated by most of us. But please remember, you serve both the […]
Policy & Politics
Children and Families
The nation was appalled by televised scenes on America’s southern border of ICE forcibly separating children from their parents after a Justice Department ruling that to do so was legal […]
Stories & News from Magic Hill
December Newsletter
Stories and News From Magic Hill December 2018  Vol.1, Issue 9 December Will the premature arrival of snow this fall teach me anything? Yet again, I’m annoyed by the snowfall’s […]