Health Care
Healthcare and the Role of Vermont Hospitals
As a grateful user of Vermont’s healthcare system (UVM hip replacement last year), an observer of its growth (the house I grew up in in Morrisville was next to a… Read More
Social Culture
Vermont's Mixed History on Race
  Like many Vermonters, I’ve been watching with pain and empathy the protests unfolding in countless cities and towns across the country. Watching the murder of George Floyd has called… Read More
Vermont
Whither Vermont? What Have We Learned?
The pandemic has merely accelerated certain underlying entropic elements in Vermont’s socio-economic infrastructure and culture. Now, a consensus of Vermonters must choose between trying to restore our past with its… Read More
Vermont
Out of the Pandemic: a Secure Regional Food Supply System
Opportunities lurk in every downturn. To recover and move forward, we must do more than scramble back to the past, we must ferret out and explore better and more secure… 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
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
Vermont Needs a Four-Year Leadership Term
It’s time for my decennial screed against Vermont’s two-year term for executive and legislative branches. I’ve watched the damage done by this narrow horizon play out for the 50 years… Read More
Policy & Politics
Vermont's Remote Worker Grant Program
The Vermont State Auditor’s recent report entitled “Structural Weaknesses and Questionable Gains by Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program” not only raises questions about the design and efficacy of the executive… Read More
Humor & Satire
Winter Driving in Vermont
I was hurt. I always thought of him as my friend. He couldn’t stop laughing long enough to utter a word. Evidently I had said something funny when I called… Read More
Vermont
Leaders or Politicians?
It would appear that the new leader of Vermont’s largest agency ($2.5B), the Agency of Human Services, was chosen more for his political affiliation than his human services leadership experience… Read More
Vermont
Can Vermont Lose Weight?
As someone who’s weighed just shy of 500 pounds and now weighs 200 pounds less, I’m comfortable talking about weight loss. It’s often said that Vermont has an “affordability problem,”… Read More