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We all know successful aging requires adjustments. If we demand of ourselves what we could do at 50 when we are 60 or 70, there will be a price to pay. It's part of growing older and is unavoidable … more
First let me say this: Anything that happens now with this current administration is a calculated move that is meant to diffuse and distract us from what's going on. I'm completely convinced now. I … more
With Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, the right to access abortion safely and legally in this country is on the line.Brett Kavanaugh has … more
For some time now, based on the charge of having a mental illness and being "a danger to self and others," those of us with labels of psychiatric illness can be locked up for as long as the medical … more
Most waterbodies marking a boundary between two states or countries have an imaginary dotted line running down their middle. The Connecticut River does not because as everyone `knows' the river … more
This summer, we saw two studies about Vermont that appeared in contrast: One rated Vermont as one of the best places to live. The other paints Vermont as a hard place to find employees and run a … more
We're now in our 70th year of national crisis. "Society is in peril of imminent collapse unless we do something about education," is the mantra. It would seem that if we had an "imminent" crisis a … more
I've written about my fascination with the website "Flight Radar 24." Since I began looking at that website, just to see what is flying over my home, I have made other observations as well. One of … more
Each year I try to grow some new things in my vegetable garden, varieties that I've never tried before. Sometimes my efforts are a bust, and I never grow them again. Then sometimes something new … more
Last week The Commons ran an op-ed piece by Tamara Stenn in which she described how her father-in-law was treated in the emergency room at Brattleboro Memorial hospital in the age of profits before … more
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