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Russ Weis

Commentator

Russ Weis advises first-year students at Northern Vermont University in Johnson, where he also teaches writing and works closely with two student environmental groups.

 

 

  • Fletcher – the town where I live - doesn’t have a post office. So even though I pay taxes and vote here, and my kids went to school here, my mail comes…
  • Einstein famously said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” And lately, I’ve been trying to apply that…
  • My family and I live across from a marsh and down the road from a pond.These bodies of water immeasurably add to our enjoyment of life, especially during…
  • Although it’s not so politically-correct these days to admit it, I relish a good pro football game. This may stem from the fact that watching the NFL on…
  • Mark Twain once said that “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ‘Tis the difference between the…
  • Abraham Lincoln – a favorite of current day Republicans, Democrats, and even Independent Socialists – once spoke these words: “(L)et it be remembered” our…
  • Even on cloudy winter days , I’m nonetheless optimistic about the long-term potential of solar energy. In fact, solar’s been on my mind lately for a…
  • We celebrated my Grandma Rose’s 103rd birthday recently, and this got me thinking about the world she was born into more than a century ago. We tend to…
  • Let’s start with the “real vs. fake Christmas tree” debate. Turns out, real trees are the better bet. That’s because artificial ones are usually made with…
  • You may have seen the popular bumper sticker that reads, “Compost Happens.” But does it? Or, more to the point, does it happen often enough?Well, about…