Charity on May 31st, 2006

Remember when we voted on whether or not the YMCA should move into the Moran Plant? The supporters tried to force a yes vote with threats that the YMCA would leave the city if we did not approve this very site (as if there are no other buildings in the city that could possible accommodate […]

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Charity on May 27th, 2006

I received two e-mail today urging me to take action on a bill that deals with “net neutrality.” The funny thing is, they each had a very different take on it. Here is the one supporting net neutrality (from Free Press): The question before us is simple: Will the Internet remain in the hands of […]

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I was talking to another homeschooling mother yesterday about year end assessments. This is my first year homeschooling and I am slightly stressed about passing the state’s test of my ability to educate my own children. Interesting side note: how come when a homeschool parent has a child who does not progress to the state’s […]

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Charity on May 24th, 2006

There are several popular phrases for saying “it ain’t gonna happen.” When Hell freezes over…When pigs fly…When they build the Lowe’s in South Burlington. Now you can cross off that last one. According to the WCAX website: Lowe’s Home Improvement has received the green light to resume construction of a new store in South Burlington. […]

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Charity on May 23rd, 2006

I have long felt that it is a BIG mistake for the conservatives to attach their religious agenda to their political agenda. From a religious standpoint, it’s bad religion (not to be confused with Bad Religion). I personally believe that the best way to show people the unconditional love and grace of Jesus Christ is […]

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Charity on May 20th, 2006

This morning, I was reading the Free Press coverage of the protesters of the Laura Bush fund-raiser visit and I read the funniest quote: “I couldn’t believe that she would actually have the audacity to come to a state that does not want her,” said Ericka Reil, an advocacy specialist for the Vermont Center for […]

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Charity on May 17th, 2006

This Friday is the live broadcast of “She’s Right” on channel 17. My guest will be Cathy Resmer of Seven Days and the Seven Days blog 802 Online. Cathy was recently part of a panel discussion about “New Media” for Leadership Champlain. She and I will be discussing blogging and its impact on how we […]

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Charity on May 16th, 2006

Everybody’s squawking about the “healthcare crisis” and there are as many opinions about how to fix it as there are potholes in Burlington. Let’s look at one solution championed by Congressman Bernie Sanders, who is running for U.S. Senate this November – a “Canadian-style” plan. From a Sanders bio: “A long-time supporter of a Canadian-style […]

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Seems like there are more and more Vermonter’s leaving the state for better opportunities. If you are looking elsewhere too, check out this interesting side-by-side comparison of Vermont and it’s upside-down neighbor, New Hampshire. Come to think of it, I think we are the ones who are upside-down.

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Charity on May 16th, 2006

“The Mother’s day post” was my 100th post! This has definitely been an adventure, which I look forward to continuing. One of the most important lessons of blogging, which is equally difficult at times to follow, can be summed up here in this parody of the serenity prayer from the blog “Say Anything.” Grant me […]

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