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“Dad,” Ted said with an element of excitement, “we’ve got you a Christmas present.” As Christmas was a week ago, this came as a surprise. I waited for him to elaborate. “I can drop … more
The illogic of bigotry has always tainted and diminished all societies throughout world history. Whether that prejudice was directed against the Jewish people, those who descended from the continent … more
Old and young, everybody loves the pageantry of the circus –although in this year’s presidential race we are witnessing a circus whose performers are sub-par. By the time of the publication of … more
Ready for Christmas? I’m not, but then that’s not extraordinary for me. There’s still tomorrow and Christmas Eve. And I take comfort that I’m not alone in trying to find that … 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
Those rascals on Smith Hill are back in session this week, and the favorite phrase of President Ronald Reagan comes immediately to mind: “There you go again.” Hopefully, this session will be … more
I couldn’t believe it was happening, and it seemed like I couldn’t do anything to stop it. This isn’t the sort of confession a newspaper reporter makes, but then it occurred to me readers … more
Sometimes the obvious is the most difficult to see. I came to that conclusion the day after President Bill Clinton visited the Knight Campus of CCRI. This was a show staged by the masters of … more
Park at Park View School and walk to the Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park. That was my plan Sunday morning, figuring thousands would turn out to see Bernie Sanders. I called it right Sunday, … more
I have my son-in-law Scott O’Brien to blame for my obsession with snow blowers. Scott, my daughter Diana, and their daughter Natalie live in Wilson, Wyoming, just outside Jackson. It’s … more
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