2014: There were good days and there were bad days.

It’s list making time again, and I thought it would be interesting to hear from the GMD community about what they thought were the best and worst days of 2014.  

I leave it to you how many days make your list, and whether it should be worldwide, national, statewide, local or entirely personal.

There is a lot to choose from, so I’ll start with a couple of obvious and recent picks for the state:

Worst:  December 17, 2014- Governor Shumlin gives up on single payer healthcare for Vermont.  

This could arguably be a “worst” day for the country as a whole, since it was hoped that Vermont would lead the way, providing a working model for the rest of the country.

The public outcry from his former supporters made for a day that could compete on the Governor’ own “worst” list with Election Day, November 4, 2014; a day that would no doubt  be right at the top of many a Democratic and Progressive candidate’s list, thanks in large part to the dampening effect the Governor seems to have had on voter turnout.

Best:  December 29, 2014 –  After 42 years of operation, once and for all, Vermont Yankee finally powers down completely,

That’s the low hanging fruit, plucked from nearby and most immediate memory.

What springs to your minds?

Here’s hoping the “good” days outweigh the “bad” in 2015.


About Sue Prent

Artist/Writer/Activist living in St. Albans, Vermont with my husband since 1983. I was born in Chicago; moved to Montreal in 1969; lived there and in Berlin, W. Germany until we finally settled in St. Albans.

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