The Vermont Cynic

Point Counter Point ‘freshman’ versus ‘first year’

April 12, 2010

Point:So there we were, discussing the plural of "freshman," when everything went awry.Was it as moose is to moose, or as mice is to mouse?It was an innocent debate, really - I barely listened - then things...

Hit the road, Daniel Fogel

March 2, 2009

There is not much I can say about the budget cuts without sounding like a broken record, nor can I say anything that could make any of this better.But I can tell a little story.Once upon a time, I worked...

The debate on livable wages

January 19, 2009

For -I am haunted by this recurring nightmare where the human race is infected by greed and will stop at nothing to come out on top, even if it means others must suffer and perhaps die in the process....

The power of a (fake) dollar

September 29, 2008

I remember learning the power of a dollar a very, very long time ago. There I was, barely knee high, in a Hallmark store with my father when he gave me a dollar and told me to "spend it wisely." That day...

(In)Justice is Served

September 22, 2008

When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a superhero. I never really looked good in tights, though, and I didn't have the whole muscle-man thing going on, so I tried my hand at writing, found out I...

Vermont governors race

September 15, 2008

Hiding behind the shroud of big party politics, presidential debates, vice-presidential follies and the wind-down of the blockbuster summer movie season, is the upcoming Vermont Governors race. While this...


April 28, 2008

The sun will always rise. And it will always set.Scraped knees will heal. And so will broken hearts.Some of the most important things I've learned throughout my twenty-two years on this planet, I have...

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