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I've always had a fascination with fish. It's not that I like eating them, because I don't. Rather, my interest is in the variety of species, habitats, and their role in the ecosystem. Some of them do amazing things, as I learned when I had an aquarium more
In an election where the majority of voters will vote against someone rather than for someone, perhaps it is time to consider the two minor party candidates. If the idyllic casting of a citizen’s … more
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
Like most Americans, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Unlike the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, on that crystal clear beautiful morning 15 years ago there was not a more
Whoever thinks dogs can't speak should have been with me for breakfast Sunday. My conversation with Ollie was entirely silent. Thankfully, our rescue spotted coon hound doesn't vocalize his opinion unless he spots a cat or raccoon outside. It's then that more
This past week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo stated she was open to the idea of using the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as a barometer whether or not a high school student has fulfilled the … more
I've never met a sailor who would prefer to be running a race than racing a race. Competition is the nature of those who love racing, not setting a course and counting down the seconds to the start. And far worse, as the boats cover the course, the race more
In a presidential campaign season that has been a roller coaster ride of the absurd, the latest tactic employed is a dangerous one indeed. Recently, GOP nominee Donald J. Trump has assailed Democrat nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton with charges of bigotry. more
This is the story of the tomato caper, a mystery that was only solved after we were awakened at close to midnight Tuesday. Ollie set up such a racket that my first thought was to secure the house and call 911, for surely we had come under attack. He was more
A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some more
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