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We are nearing the end of another year of catastrophic weather around the globe. In the southern part of our state where I live, the summer of 2018 was murky, muggy, gray, hot, and wet. We faced days … more
I am writing as a candidate for Governor (yet again!), whew! Something has been on my mind that happened at the NAACP Forum at the Brooks Memorial Library some week back. Afterwards two women, saying … more
What's your idea of decor? I've been in many homes where the decor was dictated by the owner's interests. Then there are the antiseptic spaces where the decor is a reflection of the owner's complete … more
For decades I've been planting spring-flowering bulbs. Some come back every year, some disappear after a few years, and some I treat as annuals. The result? Just when mud season is about to swallow … more
Recently, there have been reports of a "polio-like" illness, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, leaving children in numerous states paralyzed. The rare disease causes an "inflammation of spinal cord" that … more
Last week I reconnected with a young woman from Germany who I met a year ago. She is working on a PhD in history in Berlin and spending time with her offered me a much needed global perspective on … more
I write this in response to the recent Washington Post commentary published in the Reformer last week entitled "If we don't soon combat climate change, there may be no tomorrow," which presented a … more
Republicans like to complain about the meddling of the "nanny state" as envisioned by Democrats. But our own governor Phil Scott has been meddling in our affairs just as obstrusively as any nanny … more
It's increasingly obvious that this nation's critical thinking skills have gone by the way of Blockbuster and the rotary dial phone. I'm not saying all of us, but it does seem like there are enough … more
Back in January, I sat proudly listening as my husband, Brad Peacock, announced his candidacy as an Independent for the U.S. Senate. Brad has worked as a farmer in our hometown of Shaftsbury for more … more
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