Criminal Justice
A.G. Bill Barr-barism: Will execute the only woman on death row on Dec. 8th
Rarely do I repost another’s blog, but I cannot express my own horror better than that expressed by the Cornell Law School’s Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. Please read Cornell… Read More
Education
Comments to VT School Boards Association - November 15,2006
Thank you for your kind invitation today. I am not sure that I have any special knowledge to impart beyond what you already know from the hard work you all… Read More
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Reform in Vermont: Real Progress
To build or not to build… (a new state prison) that is the question. Under the leadership of Jim Baker, Interim Commissioner of Corrections (DOC), along with a plurality of… Read More
Vermont
Hinesburg Ambulance Vote
We respect and are grateful for our Volunteer Fire Dept, although we’d like to see more transparency in their budgets. The ambulance issue is a distinctly separate matter. As someone… Read More
Policy & Politics
The Broadband Imperative: Where's the leadership?
A few years back, I remember attending an author event at Bixby Library in Vergennes. It was after hours and the library was closed except to guests. As I entered,… Read More
Policy & Politics
Vermont's Nonprofit community: Winds of Change
Pandemics force behavioral change. Foresighted leaders explore and initiate strategic change – or not. While the business and government sectors struggle to understand what changes are needed to secure their… Read More
Speeches
Comments to Snelling Leadership Students at Graduation 082720
Tenets of Leadership: A Unity of Opposites (applies to all three sectors: gov., bus., & nonprofit) Humility (arrogance is toxic) and Courage Seek and defend truth (no alternative facts, only… Read More
Health Care
Why is Pharma Obsessed with my Cucumber?
A recent audit report by State Auditor Doug Hoffer lays bare the staggering cost of healthcare to Vermonters – $9,000 per year, almost $2,000 more than the national average. For… Read More
Vermont
Vermont's Future... We're able. Are we ready and willing?
We face a difficult choice in Vermont. Do we struggle to recapture the past and preserve the self-interests designed into it or do we exercise the courage and leadership to… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Just discovered “The Lamoille Stories “ and I’m a brand new fan. This is some funny shit! Grew up in Saxtons River (I’m 70) and boi the Jesus H Chroist,… Read More
Policy & Politics
Ethics and Wealth
On Tuesday, the 21st. The Guardian newspaper reported that Jeff Bezos’s wealth increased on the prior day by some $13B. … twice Vermont’s budget. His net worth now is some $189B. Bezos… Read More
Criminal Justice
In our name: The Justice Department has killed three men in one week.
Under the aegis of U.S. Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump, three men have been killed and Barr has celebrated the killings in our name even though 60%… Read More