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Commentary Series: Luskin: Other People's Clothes
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Lee Luskin is repeatedly amazed by the creative ways her children have incorporated the Three R's of Reduce, Recycle and Reuse into their lives.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Some Came By Ship
Monday, 03/25/13
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Luskin is celebrating Passover this week. And she says the story of Exodus is one demonstration of how many different people have fled their homelands in search of religious and political freedom and economic opportunity in America.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Bridge Etiquette
Tuesday, 02/12/13
By Deborah Luskin
Recently, Deborah Lee Luskin had time to think about the civic value of Vermont's single lane bridges - while waiting to cross one.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Towers
Friday, 02/08/13
By Deborah Luskin
For years, Deborah Luskin has been listening to her neighbors complain about the near total lack of cell service in her town; now that there are proposals to bring two towers to Newfane, she's been listening to neighbors complain about what they'll look like.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: The High Cost of Fat
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Deborah Luskin
Despite making new year's resolutions to lose weight, many Americans give up early in the year. But Deborah Lee Luskin has discovered new reasons for sticking to a weight-reduction plan.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: End of Life
Wednesday, 01/02/13
By Deborah Luskin
As the new year dawns full of the promise of beginnings, Deborah Lee Luskin has been thinking about how modern medicine now requires us to consider how to bring a meaningful life to a dignified end.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Sweetness & Light
Thursday, 12/20/12
By Deborah Luskin
Among other things, Deborah Lee Luskin is a beekeeper. It's an activity that she says comes in handy this time of year.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: National Novel Writing Month
Wednesday, 11/14/12
By Deborah Luskin
After years of wishing November would just go away, Deborah Luskin has discovered a reason to wish November went on forever.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Medicare Revisited
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Deborah Luskin
Medicare was initially proposed as a national health insurance plan that would cover all Americans, not just seniors. Deborah Luskin thinks now's the time to bring the original plan for universal coverage back.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: A+ Student
Thursday, 10/11/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Lee Luskin is especially looking forward to the Brattleboro Literary Festival this year, because one of her former writing students will be there with his first book.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Climbing Killington
Tuesday, 10/02/12
By Deborah Luskin
A recent hike with one of her brothers has Deborah Luskin appreciating all of Vermont's changing seasons.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Dead Letters
Monday, 09/03/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Luskin thinks that by missing its chance to change with technology, the Post Office may be another behemoth headed the way of dinosaurs - to extinction.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Remembering Irene
Monday, 08/20/12
By Deborah Luskin
The Rock River has been destroying homes, bridges, roads and businesses in Williamsville and South Newfane ever since the villages were settled. Deborah Luskin lives on the Rock River, and she credits the river for something constructive, as well
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Feeding The Hungry
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Deborah Luskin
Debate in congress continues over the Farm Bill. And Deborah Luskin would like to see adjustments made to the military budget, in order to accommodate an increase in funding for nutritional support programs at home.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: A New Roof
Tuesday, 07/10/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Luskin has lived in Vermont long enough to know that summer is short and winter is long. This summer, she’s hoping summer’s long enough to install the new roof that will keep the snowmelt off her dining room table.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Health Care for Grads
Thursday, 06/21/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Lee Luskin thinks it’s right that we provide health care for our poor, disabled and aged populations. She’d just like to see the benefits extended to everyone – including the wage earners who pay taxes.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Coops
Wednesday, 05/30/12
By Deborah Luskin
The United Nations has declaired 2012 the International Year of the Coop. Deborah Luskin has been a member of one food coop or another for the past thirty-seven years.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Old Cemeteries
Tuesday, 05/22/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Luskin likes visiting old cemeteries, despite once being cursed for doing so.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Newfane Church
Wednesday, 05/02/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Luskin has recently resolved a conflict between her mistrust of organized religion and her appreciation for the landmark church that anchors her village green.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: April Showers
Thursday, 04/26/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Lee Luskin has lived in Vermont half her life and is still surprised and charmed by the unexpected kindness of small town life.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Law Abiding Citizens
Monday, 04/02/12
By Deborah Luskin
Deborah Lee Luskin lives near Brattleboro, where three recent pedestrian fatalities have started her thinking about the connection between being a good driver and being a good citizen.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Flood Gates
Thursday, 03/15/12
By Deborah Luskin
Commentator Deborah Lee Luskin is a novelist, essayist, and educator who believes in the benefits of foreign travel - which is exactly what saved Brattleboro's New England Youth Theater from Tropical Storm Irene's nasty flood waters.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Humanities Matter
Tuesday, 02/28/12
By Deborah Luskin
Author and commentator Deborah Luskin teaches writing and literature to non-traditional students throughout Vermont. And while she admires the quantitative measures that dominate the sciences, she was reminded recently of how important the humanities are - even though they defy measure.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: On Immunization
Thursday, 02/16/12
By Deborah Luskin
Vermont has the second-to-last rate in the nation for childhood immunizations. Commentator Deborah Luskin thinks that Vermont parents who opt out of vaccinating their children put their children, themselves, and other Vermonters at risk for preventable disease.
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Commentary Series: Luskin: Voting Season
Monday, 02/06/12
By Deborah Luskin
Commentator Deborah Luskin lives in the Town of Newfane, where full participation in local government means attending and voting in separate meetings for the high school, the elementary school and the town.
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