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Between the Lines, Gregory Dennis: Serving a dog's breakfast in D.C.

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



When Gina McCarthy was a little girl and would get unnecessarily wound up about something, her mother would tell her, “Never waste a good worry on something you can’t control.”

At a time when the Trumpsters have hijacked efforts to combat climate change, McCarthy offered that coping strategy to a large crowd of Vermont community leaders. She was the keynoter at Saturday’s 10th annual conference of the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Conference Network (VECAN).

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Gregory Dennis: The time suck that is Twitter

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



My name is Greg and I’m a Twitterholic.

It didn’t used to be this way. Back before my addiction took hold, I could just look at Twitter for a few minutes and then go on with my life.

Now, though, I can’t escape the giant time suck. The pull of the keyboard, the angry post and the witty riposte.

Some people pour their entire lives down the bottle. I’m in danger of pouring my life down the Twitterverse. And when you’re drinking from the firehouse that is Twitter, the high never lasts.

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Between the Lines, Gregory Dennis:

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



It was the first week of August when everyone started talking about the end of summer. As if talking about it, a full month ahead of Labor Day, would somehow prevent the coming of fall.

August brought not the hot weather of most 21st century summers, but more cool and wet. It took a bit of gumption to dive into the lake, or to clamber over the rocks into a mountain stream.

And now autumn is upon us.

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Between the Lines, Gregory Dennis: When a big birthday arrives

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



All the usual clichés apply. You live your life, try to be a good person and have some fun along the way — and then one day you wake up and you’re 65 years old. How in the world did that happen?

Medicare turns out to be more complicated than they make it sound. Anybody turning 65 is grateful for it. But it’s not socialized medicine. It’s subsidized healthcare — and more expensive than many of us thought.

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Gregory Dennis: 'Nah, it'll never happen' — reality TV pitch for the 'President Drumpf' show

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



June 2007

MEMO to: Aaron Sorkin

FROM: Dirk Diggler

RE: Your proposal for new political shows

Aaron, baby, I’m so excited to make the shows you’re proposing. Now that it’s mid-2007 and everyone is starting to think about the upcoming 2008 presidential election, I’m sure there’s going to be huge viewership for both shows.

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Between the Lines: A day of hiking with 'Superman'

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



I met Superman in New Haven last fall.

At the time I didn’t realize that Alberto Schiavon was Superman. I thought he was just a fit and articulate Italian, in town to talk about his family’s small hotel in the Dolomites. 

Gregg and Caroline Marston, the New Haven residents who for many years owned VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, introduced me to Alberto at a wine-and-cheese event for friends of VBT. 

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Letter to the Editor: 'Thoughtful' letter part of good dialogue

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



I appreciated the letter to the editor from LuAnn Chiola, in which she offered a thoughtful case for the student protesters who prevented author Charles Murray from speaking at a Middlebury College podium. Obviously reasonable people differ on this issue.

However, Ms. Chiola does not accurately reflect what I wrote when she criticizes my defense of Murray’s right to articulate his sometimes abhorrent views. I did not write of the protesters that “their cause is not rooted in morals or ethics.”

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Gregory Dennis: Hoop and snow dreams mingle

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



It’s been another lousy year to be an Eastern skier. And another great year to be a fan of Middlebury College men’s basketball.

There’s little mystery about what’s happening to Vermont skiing. It used to be we’d have a lot of 30-degree days with snow. Now we have a lot of 35-degree days with rain.

Blame it on climate change. And expect it to get worse over time.

Back in the last century, we could always count on a January thaw of a couple days.

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Gregory Dennis: Trump in store for a rough ride

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



There’s said to be an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” We are certainly living in interesting times with Donald Trump.

I almost wrote “under Donald Trump.”

But the evidence has mounted in the chaotic three weeks of this administration of incompetent revolutionaries. And one thing is increasingly clear: While we will be living with Trump for several years to come, we don’t have to see ourselves as living under him or his rule.

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Greg Dennis: Trump and the climate change narative

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



Liberals everywhere are gnashing their teeth over what will happen under President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress.

Will Trump abolish Obamacare and deprive 22 million Americans of the healthcare coverage they just got? Will he cancel the Iran deal and move the world closer to nuclear war? Will he really try to deport 11 million immigrants, slash the Medicaid safety net, and penalize women who get an abortion?

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