Policy & Politics
Brave New World?
The pandemic foreplay we’re muddling through confronts each of us with life-threatening risk and prospective opportunities for renewal. Anyone not rethinking their own life, human life in general, a rationale… Read More
Humor & Satire
Toilet Paper Hoarding
I went to Costco yesterday during geezer hours arriving just as they opened at 8:00 AM and was surprised to find the parking lot 2/3rds full. The entry protocol was… Read More
Criminal Justice
Will the Vermont Death Penalty Live On?
Our prisons are a petri dish for Covid-19. Vermont has over 1700 people in its six correctional facilities and another 300 locked away in federal prisons. Some 7800 Vermonters are… Read More
Policy & Politics
Key Vermont Leadership Questions
I. As a leader, how do you plan to inspire, earn, and maintain trust? II. Are the innate characteristics of leadership power, authority, self- assurance, and clarity or humility, curiosity,… Read More
Health Care
The True Cost of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Do you know what an A.C.E. is? It’s not your local hardware store, the winning card in your hand, nor your friend who plays professional tennis. It’s an increasing used… Read More
Criminal Justice
Did We End the Death Penalty ?
The last person Vermont executed was Donald Demag on December 8, 1954. Demag committed two robberies and killed two people while doing so. He was electrocuted in the state’s electric… Read More
Vermont
Nonprofit Leadership and Governance
Nonprofit leadership motivation runs from social peer pressure and resume enhancement to sincere mission commitment. Leadership styles range from laissez-faire hyper-democratic and “wind-sock” decision-making to autocratic, with the best style… Read More
Policy & Politics
Volleyball anyone?
On VPR’s Vermont Edition show Friday, January 31st, Governor Scott, responding to a barrage of listener and interviewer questions about how he will address Vermont’s challenges, kept answering with “show… Read More
Policy & Politics
Feel the Bern ...
To his great credit, the Bernie of 2020 is asking the tough questions, putting forward solutions, and calling out endemic corruption. He’s shifted the dialogue in the election to give… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Bill, I’ve read your columns in the News and Citizen paper on numerous occasions and thought I’d reach out to you. I believe that I have a good story about… Read More
Education
Higher Ed in Vermont and the Nation
In his “State of the State” message Governor Scott said his “biggest concern” was Vermont’s aging demographic and shrinking population. “If we don’t break this cycle, our institutions, including state… Read More