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This legislative year, the General Assembly and the administration are facing a myriad of issues that will have lasting effects on the citizens of the Ocean State. The eternal problem with our government is its uneven distribution of power between the more
I spent a good part of my weekend in the tub. No, this wasn't a relaxing pastime lulling in warm water, reading with background music playing. The music, if it can be called that, consisted of the tapping of a hammer against a chisel that ricocheted off more
Pomp and circumstance, passionate promises and astronomical aspirations flew flamboyantly around the chamber as state reps and senators were sworn in and set positions for individual recognition. The over-sized, over-blown structure of our unnecessarily more
As George M. Cohan’s famous musical once lauded, “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway,” Mark and Nancy Shorrock, have discovered that their “home away from home” is a mere … more
It was a great harvest this year. Along with the raking and bagging of leaves that is a ritual at this time comes the digging up of gardens and the unearthing of dahlia and canna tubers that get stored in the cellar and replanted in the spring. I usually more
Last Thursday, the City Council of Providence unanimously passed a new public safety ordinance called the “Community Safety Act (CSA).” After a an Attorney General review and a second council … more
“What about the tree?” Carol’s question brought me to the reality that Christmas was upon us and there is yet so much to do. The tree was right on top of the list and I hadn’t even gotten … more
Although I confess I have not been a supporter of our new President Donald J. Trump, even someone who has not had faith can appreciate a politician who actually seeks to fulfill his promises made on … more
This is the time to take a walk in Rhode Island woods; you'll see so much. It's still too early for the soft greens of budding leaves or the singing of tree frogs from those vernal pools black with decomposing leaves and the fresh shoots of jack in the more
Most of us of Christian faith believed in the light, magical Santa Claus. My realization that there was no Santa happened on the day before Easter when I was seven years old. Friends and I were playing hide and seek in our house, and my hiding space of more
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