Letter to the editor: Health care stance explained

I worry that my recent piece in Ways of Seeing, gave the impression that I don’t appreciate and respect the wonderful doctors, nurses, and therapists working here in our county.

Ways of Seeing: We could do better on health care

Although we still have a long way to go, we know that people in this community can come together to solve significant social and economic challenges.

Ways of Seeing: Taking action on a human scale

What can I or any other person do in the face of seemingly intractable problems?

Ways of Seeing: Sadly, our daughters must worry

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” These words from a famous old Joni Mitchell song have been ringing in my head the past few days.

Ways of Seeing: Could somebody help me please?

Have you ever expressed that worry, lying alone in your hospital bed and wondering if a nurse will come? 

Ways of seeing: Choosing ‘Yes, please, thank you’

After seven decades of trying to do it myself when things got rough, I got pretty good at turning down help when it was offered.

Ways of seeing: We can do more than we think

Vermont is on the verge of an amazing opportunity to realize dreams that have long been deferred.

Ways of seeing: Geese offer a lesson in caring

There is a small pond on our farm, created many years ago when we had a shallow dug well and worried about running out of water for the sheep. Over the years, the pond has afforded much pleasure after hot days of haying or just lazing during the beautiful … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Geese offer a lesson in caring

There is a small pond on our farm, created many years ago when we had a shallow dug well and worried about running out of water for the sheep. Over the years, the pond has afforded much pleasure after hot days of haying or just lazing during the beautiful … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Towns and schools can work together

This is part four of four win-win solutions to the challenges facing our school districts and small rural towns. The topic is Incentivizing Towns and School Districts to work together. The great news is that H.106, now Act 67 “The Community School Act,” w … (read more)

Ways of seeing: ‘Nurturing Care’ for all is critical

This is part three of four win-win solutions to the current challenges facing our school districts and small rural towns. The focus is on Nurturing Care. Great progress this spring! Community School Legislation and Child Care Legislation have passed, scho … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Vermont needs pre-school parity

This is part two of four win-win solutions to the current challenges facing our school districts and small rural towns. It is called Pre-School Parity and outlines a simple approach to significant transformation. School districts have begun inviting innov … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Time is right for big policy strides

Like so many of us, I am grateful that the school districts have decided to delay irreparable decisions until the end of the summer. There are many people now working hard to craft a path through the huge challenges. Just as we are beginning to see light … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Schools can flourish with the right plan

It’s Thursday morning on the farm. As I write this, the children at Wren’s Nest Preschool are singing and laughing as they slide down the snow covered hills. A spirit of hopefulness fills the air and my heart once again. And so we turn now to the gift of … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Please pause school closings

These last few months of responding to the coronavirus have shown how resilient Vermonters are and how able to react quickly in an emergency. We have come together across parties and sectors to take care of one another. We have assured that people have fo … (read more)

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