An Unsolicited Commencement Address To the Graduating Class of 2022

“What a long, strange trip it’s been.” When Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter, and Bob Weir – otherwise known as the Grateful Dead – wrote those words 52 years ago, they perfectly described America’s tumultuous journey through the 1960s. The Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, the Kennedy and King assassinations, the …

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An Open Letter to VT Education Secretary Dan French

Dear Secretary French,You are no doubt hearing from many of my colleagues this weekend, following your letter Friday evening that instructs Vermont schools to no longer engage in PCR surveillance testing and contact tracing. You will apparently be releasing further information about next steps sometime this next week.  I expect a lot of what you …

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Blast From the Past: An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

I believe in second chances. Even third and fourth chances – more even– if they’re earned from a place of sincerity, honest effort, and facing the appropriate consequences.  If not for opportunities for redemption, I wouldn’t be where I am today. And I don’t doubt that at some point in the future, I’ll screw up …

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