78 posts categorized "Personal"

November 11, 2010

Confessions of a Stimulator

I was Vermont's "Stimulus czar", a fascinating position to have after retiring from a career as a high-tech entrepreneur. As Chief Recovery Officer, I had an excellent inside view of the working and non-workings of the Stimulus Bill (formally "American Reinvestment and Recover More...

October 24, 2010

Stromboli Volcano – A Must See

You can hear the gurgles, coughs, and explosions of the Stomboli lava tube clearing its irritable throat before you reach the southwest edge of the caldera at 3000 feet. The guided hikes, all the way fr More...

October 21, 2010

Hiking Down Aetna

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September 13, 2010

My Re-Retirement

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July 30, 2010

Reunion Autobiography

Next June'll be my 50th high school reunion. The class is putting together a book and we were all asked to write an essay of 400-750 words on what we've done since graduation. Here, in 748 words, is mine:

Harvard would have been just an enjoyable waste of time if I hadn't had to More...

April 20, 2010

Granddaugther Margaret

7lb 7oz. long black hair (really). picture doesn't near do her justice. Daughter Kelly efficiently delivered her with husband Marc's help in just a little more time than it took Jet Blue to get me to New York.

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November 22, 2009

I Get Profiled

Fran Stoddard interviewed me for her Profile show on Vermont Public Television. It's available online:
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November 15, 2009

Vermont, Challenged and Stimulated

Now, when recovery from the worldwide recession is beginning, Vermont has an opportunity to emerge with a stronger economy, a cleaner environment, a broader tax base, and better jobs than we had before the downturn. We also face the enormous challenges of far too many Vermonters out of work, a st More...

March 02, 2009

My New Gig

JAMES H. DOUGLAS

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July 08, 2008

Signed up for Medicare!

Ouch. I don't remember giving informed consent to becoming this old. Alternative is worse, though.

In case anyone else is ancient, Medicare starts at the beginning of the month in which you turn 65. Not knowing that almost made me procrastinate too long. Forcing factor for us is that our p More...

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