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Curmudgeonly College Comment Advice

Once again this year, I have been asked to be a last-minute fill-in as the Middlebury College commencement speaker. Those of you who were at last year’s commencement will find this especially puzzling. You may recall that my speech ended with a public disavowal by the college president, an escort off the premises by campus … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders Takes Inspiration from Vermont History

The jail in Vergennes where Congressman Matthew Lyon was imprisoned is long gone. But his legend lives on, in part thanks to another former congressman and current US senator, Bernie Sanders. When you’re sailing against the prevailing political winds, it can be reassuring to know that others have done so and eventually prevailed. Maybe that’s … Continue reading

Connect the Dots Video

Sweet, short video capturing the activities in the Mad River Valley last Saturday on climate change and Green Up Day.

High above Vermont, Connecting the Dots

Here’s a great shot from Saturday’s event in Waitsfield, Vt., connecting the dots between extreme weather and climate change. More at http://www.climatedots.org.

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