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My father-in-law was right: “People are funnier than anyone.” Carol called him “Pops,” and so did I. He enjoyed being with people, and even in his days in assisted living and then a … more
“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
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
My Irishman father used to say, “A father is a father not by blood but by deed, it’s not who you are but what you do that makes you a father.” Being that my dad pretty much had a lyrical saying … more
Ollie has selective hearing. I know, you're going to say dogs really don't think beyond the moment, so saying they choose to hear only certain things and not others is stretching it. But Ollie understands perfectly well. It's not a matter of 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
This Memorial Day, many of us contemplated those who have fought and died for our freedoms. Whether the fallen were members of our families or the boy three doors down who we witnessed growing up playing in the neighborhood, we mourn the loss of these 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
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
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
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