Mar

17

VPR Commentary – Fort Golden Dome

  Will the Vermont State House go the way of Mr. Spock or Professor Umbridge?  Find out here at Vermont Public Radio.  

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Mar

01

The Undiscovered Country

“Change is the essential process of all existence.” – Spock to Valeris, Star Trek VI, The Undiscovered Country As many of you may know the great Leonard Nimoy passed away the other day.  In his role as Spock, Nimoy brought happiness to millions of fans worldwide.  In my humble opinion one of the highlights of his […]

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Feb

09

VPR Commentary – Slip Sliding Away

        Click here for some profound thoughts on sledding, the ethereal nature of childhood and metaphor. In conjunction with our friends at Vermont Public Radio.    

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Feb

01

Space Hippies – The Way to Vaccination

“I am not Herbert” – Spock Gonna diverge from the usual “movie as metaphor” schtick this time and go for something a little more original… “TV as metaphor” schtick.  In my humble opinion one of most memorable episodes of the original Start Trek series was “The Way to Eden” (affectionately know as the “Space Hippies” […]

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Jan

07

The Vermont Governor and the Chamber of Secrets

Pictured Various Vermont House and Senate Members “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.”  Albus Dumbledore (I know it is a different book). If you have not read the book or seen the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, then I’m not sure where you’ve been […]

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Jan

06

School Wars: Return of the Jedi or Empire Strikes Back?

Several months ago I wrote about School Wars: A New Hope.  Not much has changed. However we are at the dawn of a new legislative session. Will the mind tricks (false dichotomy) prevail this legislative session? Will the Empire (VNEA) Strike Back?  Will the Jedi (citizen legislators) return? Some thoughts recorded at Vermont Public Radio. […]

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Dec

21

Yippee-ki-yay Single-Payer

“The man is hurting! He’s alone, he’s tired, he hasn’t seen diddly squat from anyone down here… and you’re going to stand there and tell me that he’s going to give a damn about what you do to him, if he makes it out of there alive? Why don’t you wake up and smell what […]

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Dec

10

Revenge of the Nerds?

“Those nerds are a threat to our way of life.”  Stan Gable, Alpha Beta Brother, Revenge of the Nerds I first saw Revenge of the Nerds while on a summer camp trip climbing the Shawangunks in 1984.  I went to an all boys camp and the the reason why I was rock climbing instead of say playing […]

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Nov

25

VPR Commentary – TALKING TURKEY

Last year there was a movie about Thanksgiving, Turkeys and Time Traveling Aliens.  It was awful. My VPR piece you can read and listen to here has nothing to do with those kinds of aliens or that kind of turkey.

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Nov

23

There Can Be Only One

Crude and slow clansman, your attack was no better then that of a clumsy child.  – Sean Connery as Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez in The Highlander I need to go back through some of my previous posts to determine how many times I said a movie was in my all time top three or five […]

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