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My apologies - it has been some time since I have written and a lot has happened. A quick recap with the pledge to keep you informed in a more timely manner from now until the end of the session - sometime in May.My morning committee is Judiciary … more
I've been thinking lately about courage and hope. National and world events, as well as the challenges of my daily life, invite courage and hope to help me through each day. Hope is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as "desire with … more
The Vermont House of Representatives is currently considering legislation that would allow the state to take a critical next step in correcting the historic wrong of marijuana prohibition and mitigating the damage that has been done — … more
I read something the other day about cats versus dogs. The writer attempted to quantify everything with statistics, like the number of words a dog can understand. It was a lot more than I had assumed, but then, I really don't know much about dogs. … more
The Immigration bill recently passed by the Vermont State Senate has managed to ruffle some feathers. Forgive the title of this essay, for it was meant to attract your attention. By the end of it, you may be disappointed there isn't anything … more
A friend's 81-year-old uncle has been feeling intensely despondent lately about the state of the world. He feels we've lost our compassion; we've abandoned empathy. A quick read-through of the news might easily lead one to this conclusion.Paul … more
You should know a few things about your fearless columnist.I am unapologetic in my beliefs. I honestly can't understand how anyone else could possibly not believe what I believe. Also, I am willing to fight to the death for those values and beliefs. … more
In the midst of the Trump administration, the rights of a free press are questioned daily in tweets and from the podium in the White House briefing room.Concern about First Amendment rights is nothing new inside the less-than-democratic halls of … more
A recent headline in the Berkshire Eagle read "Police: Man took 120-mile Uber ride to rob Lenox woman."Break-ins, robberies, and abductions sadly are crimes we see on the increase throughout the region, but most do not evolve out of telephone scams. … more
We are being told that the new Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare (ACA) will be much better, cheaper and allow for more freedom for doctors and patients. Those claims have nothing to do with the reality of the proposal they are pushing … more
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