The Girl in the Yellow Pant Suit by Becca Balint a review (April 7, 2022)

I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of Becca Balint’s forthcoming collection of essays, The Girl in the Yellow Pant Suit. I had no idea what to expect from this… Read More

That Newcomb Cartoon

                                                        Schubart Cartoon… Read More

Cece’s Habit

For Mina   Cécile, or Cece as her family and friends called her, was five and a half years old. Although her parents had been trying for some time, Cece… Read More

Opinion Column on Hinesburg Ambulance Service – Kate and Bill Schubart (2/6/22)

We believe that the municipal budget we’re about to vote on, the unknowns therein, and the unquantified future costs these commitments will incur are unsustainable in Hinesburg. Kate and I… Read More

Connecting the Dots: Leadership, Vision & Courage

It helps to understand emergency rooms and prisons as the end-game of bad policy decisions. Vermonters can’t afford to keep spending money patching up the accelerating dysfunction absent a clear… Read More

Silverbacks in India

About 30 years ago, I was burned out and needed a break from a 50–60-hour work week. I was seeing a young photographer and, out of the blue, asked her… Read More

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

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