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Most motorcyclists, sitting out there like they do, are paying close attention to what's happening around them. In so doing, they see the best and the worst driving each day has to offer. To hedge their bets, a lot of them play "What If." What if … more
It has become one of my goals, given the national political scene, to report some positive stories from the State House in Montpelier. This past week, that bright spot is the Farm to School (F2S) program. It is always a delight to have children at … more
By Arlo MudgettI've had quite a bit of fun over the past couple of weeks; spinning out in my vehicle and smacking a guard rail was bad enough, then it got physical. Let's back up a few weeks. For the first time in my life I went out and bought new … more
Most of us realize, at some point in our lives, that thinking before we act is a good thing. When you have lived a number of years and made a lot of mistakes, you learn that thinking about the consequences of your actions before you act makes for a … more
Discontent with the status quo is not new, and it's not just limited to those who were seduced by Donald Trump. Folks who care about justice, economic inequality, militarism and the education of our children have been shining the light on glaring … more
The big debate on the Floor of the House this week centered on a resolution, H.R. 8, which requires a recount for the election in the Orange-1 House District. This situation stemmed from an election in the two-member district where the candidate who … more
Of all the shifts or shocks making news right now, it's clear that one seismic wave is topping them all: solidarity. Without borders — or precedent — solidarity is reshaping the social justice landscape of every country by uniting … more
It was Jan. 24, a date I will always remember. Five years ago on this date my Aunt Hazel passed away peacefully at Springfield Convalescence Center, while at approximately the same time, less than a mile away at Springfield Hospital, my … more
If you saw the moon and Venus last Monday night, then you remember where you were; the moon was just a crescent, but so bright the entire disc glowed against the black of deep space. Venus, just above it, seemed far too brilliant to be reflected … more
Recently a blue jay turned to me and said, "Thanks, Henry, for planting those hemlocks and pine trees back in 1972!" Well, perhaps I'm presenting alternative facts here, but I know that the birds really do appreciate those trees. Particularly now, … more
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