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Editor's note: Today's commentary, originally published by Columnist Herb Weiss in the 2006 issue of Senior Digest and later republished in his book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, is dedicated to Leo Lebrun, Carl Otto and Eugene (all more
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
The Rhode Island state budget for the fiscal year that commences July 1 has emerged from the House Finance Committee. By the time of the publication of this editorial, the voluminous document will have withstood a House vote, sped through the Senate more
In a surrealistic presidential primary campaign season that has been more akin to a television reality show than to a serious process to determine who would be eligible to become our chief executive, … more
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and militaristic rulers, our founding fathers believed that a people more
By the time of the publication of this editorial, the election will be over and the 45th president of the United States will have been chosen. Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will take the oath on Jan. 20 next year, the next president will be 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
I know instructions can be tedious, so I attempted to make them as intriguing as possible. “Now, what do you think this piece is called?” Sydney and her twin sister, Alex, chimed … more
I couldn't resist shelving my plan once I was aboard. Actually, as I used the paddleboard to get out to the mooring, I was thinking that conditions merited more than cleaning the bottom of the boat. The wind was from the southwest at 10 to 15 knots; the more
This past week, the Democrats convened in Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as their party’s standard-bearer for the general election of 2016. In a convention that started … more
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