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2008 Financial Crisis: What happened?

Financial markets crashed ten years ago. What happened? If we are to learn from the past, we must first remember the past. In September 2008 I was the CEO of a financial institution – Yankee Farm Credit, part of the … Continue reading

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The Switchel Traveler

Introducing my new blog: The Switchel Traveler OK, it’s really an old blog that I am renaming today. Henceforth my two blogs are: The Switchel Philosopher – this blog The Switchel Traveler “The Switchel Philosopher” is for adventures in the … Continue reading

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Blog Recap 2017

I started this blog in February 2017 after retiring in December 2016. Below is a summary of my 2017 posts here on “The Switchel Philosopher” blog: Posts to introduce the blog: Welcome to The Switchel Philosopher A Word from Mrs. … Continue reading

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Quilt square by Anne Standish

Anne Standish of Cambridge has contributed a beautiful quilt square on behalf of the town to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns for their Local Government Quilt Project: VLCT launched its Local Government Quilt Project in 2005 to celebrate … Continue reading

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Acadia vs. Arcadia

Over on my other blog, I recently wrote about a trip to Schoodic Peninsula on the coast of Maine, part of Acadia National Park. This leads to a question: what is the difference between “Acadia” and “Arcadia”? The short answer … Continue reading

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From the Berggruen Institute to Switchel

The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal for February 11-12 has an interesting article: Philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen’s Big Bet on Philosophy It’s an interview with Nicolas Berggruen in the “Weekend Confidential” column by Alexandra Wolfe. It’s on page C11 in the … Continue reading

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A word from Mrs. TSP

In the previous post (“Welcome to The Switchel Philosopher“) George used two words that should give you pause: switchel and adventure. Switchel is an acquired taste, one that I never acquired. And our three children can attest from their growing … Continue reading

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