Category Archives: In Vermont

Manhattan and Montpelier

We have been New York residents for nearly 18 months, less the significant time we spend at our house in Montpelier, Vermont. I love it here in New York. There are the things you expect to hear about – the … Continue reading

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missionaries in Vermont

Summer in Vermont means lots of things – among them are the groups of teenagers (late high school/early college) that show up on summer “mission trips” in hopes of bringing faith to godless Vermonters (we have the distinction of being … Continue reading

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Living Class

I have spoken before about our decision to not celebrate Christmas. When I last wrote about it 16 months ago, I was on the verge of something: This year Jie-jie has again been saying that she wanted to celebrate Christmas … Continue reading

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Stepping in it: preface to a risky post

A little over a year ago I was conducting my first research interview in Sweden. My research there focuses on the way that school principals mange the diversity of their student populations (most schools were at least 50% first or … Continue reading

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The logic of gun control

In terms of Guns and Democracy, I also want to address the issues raised by another commenter, Justin. Justin wrote: “The huge majority of gun owners keep to themselves and carry concealed unless they are hunting… there is no reason … Continue reading

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Trusting my fellow human beings

I’ve had more comments than usual to my post, Guns and Democracy. Some of them were rude and insulting so they got deleted, but there have also been some thoughtful pro-gun commenters. I want to answer some of the questions … Continue reading

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Guns and democracy

There was a rally in Montpelier today. The purpose of the rally was: *To encourage state legislators to introduce a bill in Vermont banning assault weapons *To support Vermont bill H124 *To express support for federal efforts, including Senator Feinstein’s … Continue reading

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