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 […]
Book Reviews
Lila & Theron: Seven Days Review
Lila & Theron Bill Schubart, Charles Michael Publishing, 192 pages. $19.95. To many children, this independence is a blessing; but Theron, already orphaned once, feels more alone. Clearly, Hinesburg’s Bill Schubart hasn’t […]
Policy & Politics
Getting to Know You....
Thanks to the VT Council on World Affairs and the Open World Leadership Program, we just hosted two young women who are journalists in Yaroslava, Russia. And I’m struck by how similar the […]
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice: A Broken System
In the criminal justice system, three groups have agency: the victim, the offender, and society at large. Our ability to balance these interests will determine the efficacy of our criminal […]
Religion & Spirit
A Different Catholic Church
I’ve been trying to picture the Catholic Church – the Mother Church if you will – as a matriarchy instead of a patriarchy, in which the first pope had been […]