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We can all use a platform. I'm not thinking of politics, although this is the time of year candidates declare their candidacies and roll out a platform. But having a platform to start from is essential, and this winter has made that especially difficult. more
Surely my neighbors, even though they probably won't say it, thought I had confused my seasons Sunday. While they were getting out the Christmas decorations, doing their shopping and maybe even finishing decorating a tree, I got out the lawnmower. No, more
By HERB WEISS For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass $277 billion, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the more
I've always been a fan of Thanksgiving. Of course, Christmas has its pluses - especially if you're a kid. The excitement of the day had me up long before my parents. Warned that I wasn't to go downstairs alone, I'd lie awake; listening intensely for any more
You must have had this happen: You sit down to dinner, pick up your fork and before you even get a bite, the phone rings. In our case, it's a 50-50 chance that it's our daughter Diana, who has just gotten out of work half a country away in Jackson, more
A laugh can be the best cure. That seems difficult to comprehend when times are tough and the situation is hardly a laughing matter. Laughing seems cruel on such occasions, cold hearted and insensitive. Yet humor can provide such release. I didn't know more
By HERB WEISS Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island's fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer's disease, called by some as one of the `biggest epidemics in medical history.' Last Wednesday, he announced $30,000 in grants secured more
The line was moving slowly. People patiently waited for dessert. There was really no rush. The weekend was ahead and everyone knew in time they would get to the homemade goodies, the finale to the community pasta dinner. It was at that point the woman more
I felt his presence. He had slipped into the dining room and, without looking to confirm my suspicion, I imagined his dark eyes carefully watching my every more. I continued with my dinner, cutting into one of the two chicken tenders on my plate. You" more
Carol brought up the topic of calories at dinner. She had compiled a list of what we eat and, with a little research on the internet, calculated our calorie intake. “A banana,” she said, … more
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