Ways of Seeing: Let’s connect the dots for peace

It has now been more than six months since the Hamas attack of October 7, and about six months since Israel began raining bombs onto the people of Gaza.

Vermonters join march for peace

Joanna Colwell and Lindsey Berk have for years faithfully rallied around humanitarian and environmental causes at the local level.

Ways of Seeing: On preventing future suffering

I taught my first yoga classes over thirty years ago, when my teacher and mentor Gayna took her annual two-month long winter trip to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and asked me to fill in for her while she was away.

Letter to the editor: Human rights must apply to everyone

The recent killing of three hostages by the Israeli military makes it even more clear that war has never been and will never be the answer.

Ways of Seeing: Challah bread for the senator

Yesterday, Peter Welch joined the call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, and today we will be bringing him a fresh loaf of challah bread to say thank you.

Ways of Seeing: Time to improve your apology skills

Every day seems to bring a new revelation of a public person behaving badly and then botching their apology. Why is saying “I’m sorry” so very difficult?

Letter to the editor: ACSD must to more to prevent acts of racism

I was sad but not a bit surprised to learn of the overt racism Esther Charlestin experienced during her year as Dean of Culture and Climate at Middlebury Union Middle School. 

Ways of Seeing: Celebrating all the rainbows

It’s okay to have questions about queerness and trans identities. Most of us have been raised to understand the world in terms of a gender binary.

Ways of Seeing: Trauma prevention is a real priority

I think about trauma a lot, because I earn my living working with people’s bodies, and the body is where unresolved trauma lives.

Ways of Seeing: Discovering the ‘Light’ with yoga

Most people show up to yoga class for gentle movement, deep breathing, and stress reduction, but if they come to my classes they get yoga philosophy too.

Letter to the editor: Whelan-Wuest is the best choice for ACSD

She is super smart, full of heart, and laser focused on making this a community where everyone can thrive.

Ways of Seeing: In praise of rice and lentils

Ah, January. The magical month where so many of us vow to exercise more, eat healthier, stop wasting money, and generally Be Better.

Ways of Seeing: Vote ‘yes’ for liberty and equality

Our state constitution permits the enslavement of people under 21, the enslavement of people who “consent,” and the enslavement of anyone who hasn’t paid their debts and fines.

Ways of Seeing: Harm prevention is part of healing

Although many Westerners think of yoga as physical exercise, breathing, and stretching, learning yoga philosophy is a key part of the practice. These ancient teachings can help us navigate many difficult aspects of being human.

Ways of Seeing: Making ‘what is’ into ‘what should be’

I know I spend a lot of time gnashing my teeth over injustice in the world. But could I allow myself, with friends and neighbors, to spend time drawing, painting and dreaming of the world that  “should be?”