Should We Ignore Bernie Sanders?

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, gestures as he speaks at the Californi Democrats State Convention in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Sanders called on Democrats to work together to stop what he calls the GOP's attack on the middle class.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bernie Sander’s run for the White House will be a lot of fun, but he’s not going to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

Is Death With Dignity The Same As Suicide?

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A therapist and family caregiver ponders the implications of being able to choose the manner of our life, and death.

Top 7 Most Admirable Father Figures from Christmas Stories

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From Bob Cratchit to George Bailley, who are the best father figures from Christmas movies and literature?

Stargazing with Kristen


Carmelo Vallone reflects on losing his first love to homicide and why he can’t talk about the Trayvon Martin verdict.

Vermont House Passes ‘Aid-In-Dying’ Bill

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The passage of this bill is considered “the most historic event” of Vermont’s 2013 legislative session.

Alternate Endings to 2012


If the world had ended this year, it might have gone something like this.

The NPR Commentator and the 47 Percent

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You may have heard Dave Dickerson on NPR and thought he was doing pretty well, but in fact he was homeless most of last year.

Healthy People Get the Flu Too: A Poem

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Gay people are getting married in Vermont and the world hasn’t ended.