Jeff Hutchins

Jeff Hutchins was born in 1948 in New York City, but his parents moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1954 and lived there until 1966. After finishing 9th grade in Dhahran, he went one year to Mt. Hermon in western Massachusetts, and then finished high school in 1965 at the American Community School (ACS) in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated from Boston University in 1969 with a degree in Broadcasting & Film, and began working at WGBH-TV in the brand new Caption Center in 1973. He stayed there until 1980, when he joined the new National Captioning Institute as an executive. In 1986, he helped found VITAC, which became the country's largest captioning company, with partners Joe Karlovits, Marty Block, Dave Crane, and Ed Fulesday. Jeff has been married since 1971 to Diane (nee Mahler), and they have two children: Rachel (b. 1976) and Nell (b. 1982). Diane and Jeff live in beautiful Black Mountain, NC, just outside of Asheville. Jeff is a lifelong Unitarian and a Humanist. His first book, "A Press Conference with God," is now available. He has just completed three novels: "Jerome v. God," "Perfection," and "The Message." He is an unabashed liberal.

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What if he’s right?

What If We Really Are Defeating ISIS?

By Jeffrey Hutchins, 2015


As soon as the first big snowstorm of 2015 hit, there were people who said it is proof that “global warming” is a hoax. Of course, it’s no such thing. One storm, one cold spell, even one lasting many days, or even one brutal winter does not overturn a mountain of evidence that the globe’s climate is changing and generally growing warmer.

And so it is with terrorist … [more]

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A country that is overrun by idiots

Exorcising Our Rights

By Jeffrey Melvin Hutchins, May 12 2015


Here’s the thing about rights: You have them, even if you don’t use them.

Twenty years ago, I learned several things about trademarks. One of the most important things is that if a company owns a trademark and does not protect it, then the trademark will be lost. Companies must be vigilant in policing the use of their trademarks. That’s why you sometimes see big companies come down hard … [more]

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How about a War on War?

War Is People Too

By Jeffrey Hutchins, 2014


It’s very interesting that Corporations are now legally invested with nearly all the same rights and protections as individual people. We have made Corporations the second androids: beings made out of non-living parts.

The first android, of course, was Religion. Every person’s vision of God or No God is so sacrosanct in America that we allow no laws that deal with the establishment of any particular religion or the free exercise … [more]

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What the Devil really wants



Here is a list of (mostly fictitious) articles I will never read:

What Conservatives Really Want
What Liberals Really Want
What Muslims Really Want
What Christians Really Want
What Jews Really Want
What Women Really Want
What Men Really Want
Etc, ad nauseum 

I self-describe as a liberal, but like each of you, I have some opinions that do not fit into a neat little box.  I have many liberal friends, and no two of us think exactly alike … [more]

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