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- Is Town Meeting Obsolete?
- Town Meeting 2021
- Vermont’s superpower
- Rumble Strip: Town Meeting
- Movie Recommendation
- Town Agents in Cambridge
- The Day After the Election
- Media: Crossfire Hurricane
- Memorial to Secoriea Turner
- Unmasking the cult of Stalin
- Why you should watch “Mr. Jones”
- The Holodomor
- Matters of Race and Class
- A Path to Racial Reconciliation?
- Hamilton: An American Musical
- Lockdown in Vermont
- To wipe or not to wipe?
- Podcast Recommendation
- You Can’t Cheat A Pandemic
- Where do you get news?
Introduction to this blog
Author Archives: George Putnam
I recommend the movie Mr. Jones, which has generated considerable buzz on the Internet this summer. At the end of this post I list 13 online commentaries about it that I have noticed. This 2019 movie became available on Amazon … Continue reading
The Holodomor was a catastrophic man-made famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933. At the time, Ukraine was part of Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union. Millions of people died in what Ukraine and several other countries now consider a genocide. Not widely known … Continue reading
Since the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, we have seen nationwide protests, riots, and calls for change centered on racial issues. There are rallies and discussions in my town of Cambridge, Vermont. In that context, consider … Continue reading
Several local churches are sponsoring the following online discussions about race relations this summer: Summer Forum Series: Is There a Path to Racial Reconciliation? The first event was today and the two guest speakers were Vermont Senator Randy Brock and … Continue reading
The tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has shocked our country. It has led to nationwide protests, riots, and calls for change. Where do we go from here? I … Continue reading
We are nearly three months into the COVID-19 pandemic. How are we doing? Over on my other blog, The Switchel Traveler, I published statistics about the prevalence of the disease: COVID-19 in Vermont COVID-19 in Other States (especially New York … Continue reading
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, should people wipe down their grocery purchases before putting them away at home? This post explores the expert advice on this question, how it has evolved, and how it has been reported. This is in … Continue reading
Want to learn more about diseases such as COVID-19? I recommend This Podcast Will Kill You by Erin Welsh, PhD and Erin Allmann Updyke, PhD. Drs. Erin and Erin are disease ecologists and epidemiologists. They discuss the biology, history, and … Continue reading
In the previous post (Where do you get news?) I discussed mainstream media such as the New York Times. But of course many of us get a portion of our news these days from social media. There is an essay … Continue reading