Guns: A River of Blood

Photo of Schubart by Eric Borg I’ve spent my 76 years fighting impulses, impulses to jump into quarries, impulses to ride uninspectable motorcycles, and impulses to binge on food –… Read More

Vermont Politics

A friend from California recently asked me about two televised electoral charts she’d seen showing Vermont’s electoral voting response. She pointed out that the presidential chart was blue, mottled here… Read More

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

A Reflection for The United Church of Hinesburg: Rev. Baybie Hoover & Virginia Brown

(Insert audio clip invocation :28 sec.) Invocation BV 052220 In 1976, I met a blind Manhattan street singer named Reverend Baybie Hoover and her Deaconess of Music, Virginia Brown. Baybie’s… Read More

The Correctional Facility

The Correctional Facility is an illustrated novella updating Dante Alighieri’s 700-year-old classic The Inferno. Our guide however is not Virgil but Walt Whitman and Dante’s flaming pits are succeeded by modern… Read More

It’s Time to Close the Women’s Prison in South Burlington

It’s time to close the Women’s Prison in South Burlington. As the legislature and the Dept. of Corrections consider how to repatriate the Vermont prisoners housed in Mississippi, several legislators… Read More

Non-Profit Consulting

NON-PROFIT GOVERNANCE& STRATEGY Helping organizations and their leaders develop sound governance and mission-driven strategies Non-Profit Governance and Strategy helps organizations define and realize their own missions through model governance, leadership… Read More