Examining American Scapegoating

This is George Floyd’s face. Most of us know of him from the viral video of his death under the knee of  Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis policeman. Or from the news media coverage this past week. Or from social … Read More

Musing In The Time of CoViD: Measurement

I’m musing a lot lately. Pondering, imagining, wondering. Are you musing more these days, too?  I find it’s a calm, curious place to be. No compelling urge to explore; I just ponder. I’ve come up with four particular musings that … Read More

Keeping the coronavirus in the BAG

Another acronym has found me. They do that alot, from my use of CD (first for Cultural Differences, then for Civil Discourse) to my three Cs — curiosity, compassion, and courage — and to my new book LEAPFROG (How to … Read More

Another 50 Year Look Back

Surely you recognize this photo by now. It is the hill near Taylor Hall where National Guardsmen, many not much older than the students down below, opened fire, killing four and wounding nine. Here’s what I wrote two years ago … Read More

Culture Shock and CoViD-19 — Day 33

The times they are a changin’ sang Bob Dylan way back when. And, somehow, that feels like a fitting song for these days when so much is changing. For starters, I’ve gone from sprint mode to marathon mode in the … Read More

Taking Our Health Care Workers for Granted

My friend, Vermonter Annika McCann, posted this photo of herself to her Facebook page recently under the heading, “This is my new day job.”     Here’s her story In addition to my CBD business (Primal Botanical),  I work as … Read More

Coping in the era of COVID-19

How are you doing? This is the most serious pandemic since the Spanish influenza and information, we know, is critical in keeping anxiety down. People, in general, feel anxious in the unknown. I thought a post that pulled together the … Read More

How Do We Know What We Know?

That age old dichotomy:   Fact vs. Opinion, Magic vs. Reality, Faith vs. Evidence, Religion vs. Science We’ve had these dichotomies forever it seems. Everyone knew where they stood and if there was any conflict over any of it, it … Read More

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