Comments to Copley Board Strategic Planning Meeting: Trapp Lodge 102822
Background: I grew up 500 feet from the original 1932 Copley Hospital. I had my tonsils and appendix removed there by Doctor Phil Goddard, our family doc, and he set… Read More
Will Artificial Intelligence make human life better or business more profitable?
I struggle with the concept of artificial intelligence(AI). Perhaps because in my 77 years I’ve had to cope with what intelligence I can perceive and distill from teachers, friends, art,… Read More
How To Spend a Windfall
I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth… …but the $2.7B one-time federal tsunami of cash coming into a state of 624,000 people is a big deal,… Read More
Vermont: Reactive or Reactionary?
To our detriment, we’re largely a reactive state. Our ship of state is captained from the stern. We scan our wake for bad signs. A corpse floats by… we need… Read More
The Broadband Imperative: Where’s the leadership?
A few years back, I remember attending an author event at Bixby Library in Vergennes. It was after hours and the library was closed except to guests. As I entered,… Read More
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