Health Care
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
Health Care
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
Religion & Spirit
Homage aux Soeurs
    Sister Elizabeth Candon            Sister Irene Duchesneau            Sister Janice Ryan Photo: Times Argus             … Read More
Criticism
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
Policy & Politics
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
Education
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
Short Stories
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
Short Stories
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
Media & Press
VT Journalism Collaborative Case Statement: Journalism and Philanthropy
America must re-examine its tax laws as they relate to foundation grants and philanthropic contributions to news organizations. As one veteran news analyst put it: “For-profit / non-profit… a specious… Read More
Health Care
Let’s Start the Dialogue About a Vision for Vermont Healthcare
It will take vision, leadership, and courage to rebuild Vermont’s healthcare system for the next decade. I can offer neither leadership nor courage, but can, with the help of wiser… Read More
Policy & Politics
Equal Reproductive Rights (VT Prop 5) matters to all Vermonters
The Vermont State Constitution, dating from 1793, has been the basis of several pioneering events in Vermont history, The Marriage Equality Act and the Equal Educational Opportunity Act (Brigham Decision).… Read More
Media & Press
2022 State of Vermont Media
“The oldest weekly newspaper in Vermont is on its last legs.” The Boston Globe reported in Mid-December of the Vermont Standard of Woodstock. The Vermont media landscape is in turmoil.… Read More