Charity on November 9th, 2009

November 9, 1989. I still can’t believe that we are having 20th anniversaries of world events that I remember happening. The picture on the Berlin Wall wikipedia page shows the stark contrast between East Berlin and West Berlin. I thought this was a very powerful line, from a WSJ piece, Why the Berlin Wall Fell. […]

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Charity on June 26th, 2009

I was out today and every place I went was playing Michael Jackson.  Even Small Dog Electronics (an Apple store in So. Burlingon, VT).  And Barnes and Noble Booksellers was playing some instrumental version of “Smooth Criminal” with a violin.  It was surreal. I tried to find the violin thing on You Tube.  I found […]

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Charity on May 6th, 2009

A group of college students said they are lucky to be alive and they’re thanking the quick-thinking of one of their own. Police said a fellow student shot and killed one of two masked me who burst into an apartment. No wait, that is why we need citizens to be allowed to arm themselves. The […]

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Charity on March 5th, 2009

One of my hobbies is making homemade soaps and other bath and beauty stuff.  I have been making it for years for myself and I love to give it away to people. Someone stops by for tea, they usually leave with soap.  A neighbor watches my kids in an emergency, she finds herself with a […]

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Charity on January 20th, 2009

In case you haven’t already figured it out, that e-mail I mentioned yesterday, asking me about President Bush’s legacy, was from Dan Barlow at the Vermont Press Bureau.  The story is in today’s Rutland Herald, State’s Bush fans still loyal, and the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, Vermont Republicans argue Bush’s legacy not yet cast.  (Both are […]

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Charity on December 19th, 2008

The case that became known nation-wide after Bill O’Reilly railed against the Vermont judge who gave child molester Mark Hulett a 60-day prison sentence just got even more disturbing. It turns out that the mother of the child, who was abused for four year beginning when she was only 6, knew about the abuse and […]

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Charity on December 16th, 2008

“If Ottis Toole was alive today, he would be arrested for the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh on July 27, 1981,” Hollywood Police Chief Chad Wagner said at an afternoon news conference announcing the end of the 27-year investigation. The case is now officially closed.  Finally, John Walsh and his wife can have the […]

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Charity on December 15th, 2008

The best part about blogging things a day or three after the news is that I don’t have to bore you with the back story. By now you all read about the Iraqi journalist who threw a shoe at President Bush. From a commentary at The Progressive, Now I’m not for violence. But I am […]

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Charity on March 30th, 2008

Here are my thoughts on some of the Free Press stories of the last few days. Honors class versus assured good grade A group of students at MMU High School are circulating a petition to convince the administration to weight the GPA’s, that is, to give honors and AP classes more weight in calculating a […]

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Charity on March 5th, 2008

Conservative humor site IMAO has a post up about the Brattleboro ballot item calling for the indictment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Local residents are not surprised by the outcome of the voting. “I used to think Daims was some sort of a kook,” said town-charter-mandated token conservative Barbara Southworth, “but after […]

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