Policy & Politics
The Sad Remnants of Vermont's Long Tradition of Republican Leadership
I am a regular reader of True North Reports, which describes itself as “a news and information service dedicated to serving the public interest through accurate reporting, insightful commentary and informed… Read More
Religion & Spirit
How Men Preserve Their Privilege: Complementarianism
When mankind needs to invent a word like “complementarianism” to provide cover for his belief in the inequality of the sexes, every thinking person of any gender should pay attention.… Read More
Social Culture
A Town Divided
Charlotte is becoming a town divided, and the centrifugal forces dividing it have a new indicator – a second newspaper. As VTDigger reported on April 14th, a group of relative… Read More
Education
Citizens Benighted?
Why are we surprised that our nation doesn’t function? Or that we’re so divided politically — unable to talk to one another? Or that our children don’t vote or volunteer… Read More
Education
Childhood Trauma Leads to Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't the Medical Community Helping Patients?
When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally… Read More
Health Care
Governor Scott, It’s time for a vaccine and indoor masking mandate.
During the Pandemic, Governor Scott has been an exemplary crisis leader. Now is the time for him to escalate his leadership and require vaccinations and public masking of all Vermonters… Read More
Environment
We have much to learn from our neighbors, the Abenaki People
Our deeply mismanaged stewardship of Planet Earth confronts us daily with apocalyptic images of warming climate impacts from around the world. Melting glaciers in the Arctic, on which I have… Read More
Short Stories
Customer First?
I was meeting my brother at a hip new downtown venue for lunch. As we were seated at a lakeside table to share lunch and catch up, the hostess left… Read More
Short Stories
The Prescription
    “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been one week since my last confession and I accuse myself of having abused myself two times. For these and… Read More
Vermont
Bold Ideas Podcast w David Roth: Bill Schubart on Leadership
Bold Ideas Interview with Bill Schubart on Leadership
Education
We must consider "childcare" as public education.
It’s time to reimagine and redesign Vermont’s public education system. Patching up a system that’s failing us in equity, access, and quality, we’re running out of financial caulk as the… Read More
Education
John Klar and Critical Race Theory
Like science, history is an ever-emerging narrative based on curiosity, exploration, discovery, debate and interpretation. But like science (and journalism), it must be informed by fact. The recent screed by… Read More