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

Conflict in the food we eat

So I’ve got a conflict to toss around. Sort of. Not the “difficult conversation” type conflict I’ve been so focused on of late. — or rather had been before my attention zoomed over to COVID.  (Zoomed, you get it?  Sorry). … 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

LEAPFROG Outtakes

  One of the benefits of self-publishing is that I can go back into my published book at any time and make it better. And, given my propensity to tweak, I have been doing that with LEAPFROG, the book that … Read More

Weltschmerz

Do you remember Thirty Days to A More Powerful Vocabulary?      This tiny book was part of our curriculum in sixth grade (thank you New Jersey public schools). From a mere fifteen minutes a day, it promised, we could … Read More

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