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Are you tired of winter already? Grow fruit! Last year I decided to do just that, and now have 3 Meyer lemons ripening up on a little tree in a south-facing window. And have a lime tree that has potential, but is yet to bloom. My optometrist, Dr. … more
This column was sent to you, Reformer readers, from 63 N latitude — 20 farther north than Brattleboro and 3 south of the Arctic Circle. Here in Norway, this time of year is called the Blue Time — the sun moves along the horizon from east … more
The election is over and every attempt to deny President-Elect Trump his victory through recounts and hoping state Electors would refuse to re-allocate their votes has failed. For the second time in sixteen years, the presidential candidate who won … more
In recent months, the Southern Poverty Law Center has reported a nationwide spike in incidents of harassment against minorities, particularly immigrants and African-Americans.Sadly, Vermont too, has seen examples: the Islamic Society of Vermont … more
The 2017 Legislative Session got underway at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. There are many changes in the leadership of the executive and legislative branches of government — we have a new governor, lieutenant governor, Speaker of the House, … more
My fiancee and I had dinner the other evening with our friends Deb and Bruce. We always enjoy their company and have much in common. Bruce is into cars, motorcycles, John Deere tractors, and he builds electric guitars for fun. He uses wood sourced … more
From a Democrat's perspective, the political map of Missouri looks like a blood-red sea with three little blue boats — Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis — bobbing on the murderous waves. Donald Trump won the state by 19 points on the … more
We are heading into uncharted territory as we move into 2017. Fear of the unknown may be the most common sentiment for many of us who realize that this country elected an egomaniacal, racist misogynist with a pathologic personality to be the next … more
Let me clarify one thing. Last week I wrote a fairly glum column about the plight of our society as we know it. The constant dumbing down and misinformation has completely dropped our collective IQs like a 50-pound dumbbell hitting the floor. … more
With a new president and governor inaugurated this month, it's a good time to rethink the limits of executive power to act without the authorization of the Constitution or the Legislature — especially in view of the growing … more
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