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 […]
Religion & Spirit
Our Atlanta Family Wedding
We just attended a family wedding in Atlanta. And it was the kind of rare family event that stays with one for a lifetime. Not only a joyous commitment of […]
Health Care
Don't medicate grief
Recently, the leader of a major eastern university observed that twenty-five per cent of his incoming class this year is on some form of prescribed psychotropic medication for ADHD, depression, […]
Book Reviews
Lila & Theron: Bennington Banner Review
By Michael F. Epstein Bennington Banner Aug. 10, 2017 Vermont, with all of its natural beauty and rich history, is a place where two worlds co-exist side by side, largely […]
Book Reviews
Lila & Theron: The Herald Review
BY M. D. DRYSDALE for The Herald August 6, 2017 Anyone who wonders what it was like—what it was REALLY like—to grow up on a farm in rural Vermont 100 […]
Book Reviews
VT History Magazine: Horse-drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm
Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm By Peter Gould (Brattleboro: Green Writers Press, 2017 pp. 217, paper $19.95) I had no idea what to expect when I began reading […]
Book Reviews
Fate People:Pych Central Review
Fat People By BILL SCHUBART Reviewed by DEVON TOMASULO, MFA For his book Fat People, Bill Schubart has created and gathered a collection of stories that will make you rethink your relationship with […]