Category Archives: General

Not seeking re-election

I have been elected to two 3-year-terms on the Cambridge selectboard. My second term ends at town meeting in March 2023. I am not seeking re-election. When I retired from a career in business at the end of 2016, I … Continue reading

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Supporting Rebecca Pitre

Rebecca Pitre is campaigning to represent my town of Cambridge in the Vermont House of Representatives. I support her candidacy. Rebecca lives in the adjacent town of Waterville. She is running in the Lamoille-3 House District which consists of Cambridge … Continue reading

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Alternative for VLCT

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. DEI is a focus area … Continue reading

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Alternative to DEI

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. The previous post discussed Problems … Continue reading

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Problems with DEI

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. One problem with DEI is … Continue reading

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What is DEI?

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. What is DEI? The Equity … Continue reading

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Questioning DEI

The current movement for “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) is big. In my world, it is a focus area for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) where I serve on the board of directors. This post begins a … Continue reading

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What Killed Michael Brown?

Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, on August 9, 2014. He was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown was black. Darren Wilson is white. The shooting led to widespread protests, some … Continue reading

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Proposition 16

This post is about California’s Proposition 16 of 2020. (Background information about California’s ballot proposition process may be found here.) Proposition 16 of 2020 (which failed) sought to undo Proposition 209 of 1996 (which passed), so let’s first examine that … Continue reading

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Great Awakenings

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld wrote the following in the Wall Street Journal on April 15, 2021: American religious history produced four Great Awakenings—and now American business is sparking a fifth spiritual awakening. Source: CEOs Lead America’s New Great Awakening Professor Sonnenfeld is … Continue reading

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