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September 21, 2006

Yep, that’s Vermont’s governor Jim Douglas with Dick “Darth” Cheney at a GOP-Youth Confab at UVM in 2003. Fundraising for the re-election of the President who took us to war and got a steadily growing number of Vermonters killed for no good reason at all. That very same arch-Republican Jim Douglas is now running for…

September 20, 2006

The Associated Press out yet again with a ridiculous piece of whitewash coverage from Iraq. “Young children fight U.S. troops in Iraq” reads the headline (the link here is to a local AP outlet). Brazen vs. Delicate We learn how rocks rain down on vehicles and troops are pelted by “unruly gangs.” Meanwhile, the gallant…

September 18, 2006

With the same conflicted sense of repulsion and curiosity reserved for The State of the Union speeches and roller coaster rides I’m looking forward to watching the movie “Jesus Camp” when it comes to our neck of the woods sometime soon (I hope). As a die-hard, un-repentant, not-soon-to-be-converted atheist (but a firm, yes, al dente…

September 1, 2006

Now, biking to Cape Cod may not be such a big deal if you’re living in, say, Hingham, MA. But for those of us who live in Vermont such an undertaking requires a little planning. I recently (late August) pulled off a two-day ride from Norwich, VT to Yarmouth on the Cape by way of…

August 31, 2006

I’ve been shopping around for a road bike for a seven year-old who really, really wants to be on a real racing bike like his dad. The shot here is from his recent participation in the Xterra/Stoaked kids triathlon in Hanover, NH. He took second place and was, well, stoaked. So, a road bike. Fair…

November 5, 2005

Chairman Howard Dean, MD DNC 340 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Norwich, November 6, 2005 Dear Chairman Dean, In your recent “Enough is Enough” mailing, you ask me to support the Democratic Party to put an end to all the misdeeds of this Republican administration. You provide an extensive list of reasons why…

October 3, 2005

Dear Indiana State Senator Patricia Miller, I just learned about the exciting new legislation you have underway in Indiana aimed at regulating “Unauthorized Reproduction.” I think it’s about time, and I’m eager to share your novel ideas with my local representatives here in Vermont to institute a similar micro-management of the sex life of my…

February 1, 2005

Sears National Customer Relations 3333 Beverly Road Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Norwich, VT, February 1, 2005 Dear Sears, Recently, our Kenmore fridge/freezer gave up on us; at six years of age, this was a little ahead of time, but so be it. The $220 service agreement that you sold us when I called repairs offered…

November 11, 2004

Whoa, whatever you were looking for at Ameridane Press isn’t here. Maybe I never wrote it, the picture turned out to be photoshopped, I got my facts wrong, or the whole thing just wasn’t worth it after all. If that strikes you as odd and you’re sure there’s supposed to be some nugget of value…

April 2, 1998

Lisa Adams update: Days before her impending nuptials, she was helping halt South Africa’s TB epidemic. By Miranda Spencer (Diversion Magazine, April 1998) When Diversion last visited Lisa Adams, M.D., back in 1996 (“Treat-ing TB in a Tinderbox,” August), she was running a tuberculosis clinic in Kosovo, a region of the former Yugoslavia, part of…