Second Vermont Republic

A citizen movement committed to restoring Vermont to an independent republic, free to pursue life, liberty and happiness unimpeded by the demands of an imperial, corrupt and disintegrating United States.

Inter States: Emerging Disorder, by Ralph Meima (FICTION FEATURE)

This week, we feature Vermont novelist Ralph Meima’s provocative look at one possible future for the 21st century United States. His sprawling new novel INTER STATES, set in the year … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chelsea Green Publishing Celebrates THIRTY Years! (FEATURE)

Our favorite Vermont-based independent book publishing company, Chelsea Green, turns thirty this year. We caught up with co-founders Margo and Ian Baldwin about their book-driven adventures, life in the 21st century … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment


Cold penetrates my neck, creeps down my backbone, seeps into my limbs…cold…I am cold…my arms …fingers…toes. Thirty days of below zero weather since December, not counting March…another eight-ten?  I wear … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Catching Lightning In a Bottle by Rob Williams

Like many other thinking citizens these days, I am fond of demonizing Wall Street. After all, Wall Street deserves demonizing, given the extraordinary corruption, excess and sheer financial hubris that … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pulp With A Point: Dons Of Time by Greg Guma

By Rob Williams Looking for one of the best novels of the past year penned by a Vermont writer? Consider picking up Greg Guma’s Dons Of Time, which Kirkus Reviews praises … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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