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Many kids know early on what sports they'll be playing as they grow and go through school. They learn tee-ball, soccer, basketball, often following in the footsteps of an older relative or sibling.But what about those who don't? In elementary school … more
Imagine you're in the market for a new pair of sneakers. You are interested in a high quality pair of sneakers that have good traction for both indoors and out, strong laces, and are not too heavy. Now imagine that you found that the hands-down best … more
"But Mom, I don't like peas," said my 5-year-old self to my mother. "Eat them anyway," came her response. "But Mom, they don't taste good," I pleaded, hoping to gain some sympathy. She replied with a sympathy thrust of her own: "Be thankful you have … more
In typical liberal fashion, the mean weenie left has called Donald Trump's cabinet horrible things. "Corrupt nitwits." "Career criminals." "Greedy thugs." "Clueless dunces." "Bad dancers."But no one accuses them of being poor. Depending on whether … more
"I mean, they fill up our alleys with people that you wonder how they get there, but they're not the Republican people that our representatives are representing." - Donald TrumpHuh?Remember those wonderful bygone days when it didn't take you … more
There appears to be a movement in Vermont to ban tackle football for children ages 13 and under. I can only assume that this movement is to provide additional assurances that injury, to children engaged in organized football, can be prevented.The … more
Driving to town on a winter day, I occasionally see flocks of white birds where the wind sweeps across fields, blowing snow across the road and exposing the grass. Rising and falling, the birds look like giant snowflakes tossed about by a storm. A … more
Why regionalize? Why should we combine our Northshire and Southshire communities under one Chamber? What about the individuality of Manchester and Bennington, and Arlington, Shaftsbury, Dorset, etc.?These questions I hear quite often these days as … more
Approximately 13,000 Vermonters are living with low vision - a term used to describe an individual's sight that cannot be fully corrected even with glasses, medication, or surgery. The most common causes of low vision are age-related macular … more
I believe in peaceful protests. I believe they have enormous value at numerous levels for both those protesting and those on the receiving end of the protests. I believe in our capacity in this nation to voice views that are not shared widely or at … more
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