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The terrorists’ attacks in Paris, France, sent shockwaves across the globe. These low-tech yet devilishly effective assaults on the residents of Paris, which resulted in 130 deaths and over 350 … more
Lynne Taylor didn’t have to tell me she was concerned. Lynne has worked for the Beacon for more than 30 years and only a few times have I seen her look as troubled. Something had to be terribly … more
Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … more
My daughter, Diana, has a gift for giving. You never know what to expect when a package arrives from Wyoming. Well, actually, you can expect to find some treats, usually something chocolate, and her … more
The odyssey of Republican candidate Ben Carson’s life is a chronicle of great successes, questionable beliefs, and quizzical statements – an African-American kid from often embattled Detroit, … more
“What’s going to happen, Peppy?” It’s not what I expected from Alex, who with her twin sister, Sydney, spent the night with me Saturday. It was 9:30 p.m. and past their bedtime, but … more
This past week, the Republican candidates for president met again in another debate forum. However, much more than the previous debates, the moderators and questioners themselves were showcased more … more
Carol knew from the start. I suppose I’m more trusting…well, naïve. There was pounding on the front door. Ollie raced downstairs and I followed. At first I didn’t see anyone, and then … more
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word “Trump” is defined as follows: (1.) Trump- A key resource to be used at an opportune moment. (2.) Trump- A suit in card games that out ranks … more
This past week, the Democrat candidates for the nomination of their party met in a CNN televised debate. Unlike the Republican debates thus far, the prospective voter was able to deduce to some … more
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