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“Can’t you go a little faster?” I muttered under my breath. “What did you say, Peppy?” came the voice of my granddaughter from the back seat. Before I had time to repeat myself, her … more
The problem with perfection is that it has to be perfect. I realized that over Father’s Day weekend while working on a project that I imagined could be easily completed and leave lots of time to … 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
“They’re there,” Carol said excitedly. There was no missing the chirping. It was incessant, demanding, like a repetitive drum beat, only it didn’t have rhythm. There was no mistaking where … more
Recently on a Friday, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O' Donnell announced that after four years of inquiry there will be no one held criminally accountable for the 38 Studios debacle. This outcome should not more
There are people who bond with people almost instantly. They are genuine, approachable and likable. Dr. John Bert was one of them. He was a friend from the moment I met him, and although we rarely … more
The revelations of the past few weeks have been potentially illuminating to the Ocean State's premier political leader. Our once na ve Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Nicholas Mattiello, has seemingly had an epiphany. His more
As the social mores in our society have changed so dramatically in the last half-century, understanding what is politically correct or what should be socially acceptable is confounding. Issues that were beyond conception to those of us who grew up in the more
Have you ever lost a car? It happened to me for the second time on Sunday. The first time was when the Providence Place Mall opened and they held a grand event with everyone of any importance in … more
Lemonade or water?” came the cheerful greeting from the camp counselors. Pitchers filled to the brim stood in front of them, as well as a phalanx of plastic glasses. We passed up the drinks … more
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