My Annual Christmas Eve Post for 2020

Many of my friends here in Vermont see winter as a time to pull out the skis, the sleds, the toboggans and hit the hills. Not me. Over the past few decades, I’ve come to see winter as a time … Read More

Deconstructing Thanksgiving 2020

Too lofty a title? I just want to talk about how Thanksgiving went for us this year. And, curious how it went for you. One aspect I imagine we all share: this Thanksgiving, 2020, was different from any we’ve had … Read More

GIVING TUESDAY is coming

You know the Statue of Liberty. You know its story. You know how it stands at the mouth of the Hudson River, a beacon to immigrants for over a century. I’ve climbed her stairs a few times over the years … Read More

Thanksgiving is coming. Sort of.

Thanksgiving will be here next week and, frankly, I’m pissed. Do you know how you’ll be celebrating this year? I don’t. Not exactly. I mean, I knew we’d not be socializing with anyone who doesn’t live here in Vermont. I … Read More

Four Veterans Day Myths

There are some interesting myths surrounding Veterans Day. Let’s have a look. #1 Veterans Day celebrates the official end of World War I November 11, formerly Armistice Day, was not the original end to World War I — yes, that … Read More

Treating Racism Like CoVid-19: Step Four

Subtitle: While introducing you to the new man in our life. Remember this poster? Under the BLACK LIVES MATTER headline, it reads, TREAT RACISM LIKE COVID-19 and she gives us four steps to do this. So, far, I’ve gotten three … Read More

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