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It was like Christmas on a grand scale. The boxes were waist-high and taped shut. The kids looked on anxiously as I took the kitchen knife and ran it along the seam. The lid popped free, exposing … more
The wind was out of the northeast Thursday morning. It was a bright but cool day. It was the kind of day you could hoist a sail and, without tacking, make a run for Newport, or if you really wanted … more
Anyone who has the temerity to believe they hold the talents to be president of the United States must necessarily have such a high degree of presumed self-confidence that they think the planets have … more
During the presidential campaign of 1992, billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot, an independent candidate, warned the nation about the deleterious effects of the possible passage of the North … more
This week, the Rhode Island General Assembly will complete the legislative process and offer an $8.7 billion state budget for Gov. Gina Riamondo’s signature. The size of this budget is almost … more
GRANDMA GLORIA: Gloria Walker with James Russell …
I recognized the free flow of the handwriting immediately. Gloria Walker still sends written notes, not emails or text messages, although I imagine she could do that, too. Better yet, she has her own … more
Like a hopeful child enumerating her wishes for Father Christmas, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced her proposed state budget. Faced with the dilemma of trying to strike an alliance with Speaker of the … more
Sometimes you get lucky, but it’s rare that it happens three times in a row all in the same afternoon. I found myself thinking of that Thursday after placing third in two sailboat races. It … more
This September, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, otherwise known as Pope Francis, will visit the Unites States. Part Confucius, part socialist, part psychologist, part sociologist, part diplomat and always … more
Telemarketers, beware. Ollie is on to you. No kidding, this spotted coonhound rescued from North Carolina knows your ring. What’s more, he especially takes offense to your calls at dinnertime or … more
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