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About This Author

I'm a 57-year-old native of New York City who's called the Green Mountain state of Vermont home since the summer of 1994.

A former freelance print journalist, I'm always on the hunt to break stories well ahead of the mainstream media. As a commentator, I'm fiercely independent and will often think "out of the box," presenting a perspective on a given subject in the news that will provoke some readers to ask themselves: "Why didn't I think of that?"

I'm also not afraid to also call into question those -- whether authority figures or people with whom I would normally be "on the same page" -- if and when they're on the wrong side of the issues I care about.