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A spring day, like Sunday, can make everything seem so fresh. It makes sense, of course. We’ve had a long winter. It’s been a deep freeze and even the crocuses have been reluctant to push … more
Carol calls it the “raw egg” look. I tend to think of Pavlov and wonder if the dogs he used for experiments are Ollie’s descendants. The “raw egg” is a fitting description, for when … more
“Bases” is the name of the game, but it could just as well be “the last man standing.” In this case, it wasn’t adults but grandchildren. There are five of them and they were all … more
PAWTUCKET PIT BULLS:  The City of Pawtucket has long had an ordinance that prohibits the pit bull breed of dogs from the city.  The General Assembly passed a law this year prohibiting … more
Not long after Mother’s Day, I stopped in at Tracey’s Greenhouse, next to Dave’s Marketplace on West Shore Road, to pick up plants for our flower and vegetable gardens. It’s become a … more
Rose Hewitt’s feet were in the sand and the wind blew through her silver hair. Before her was a panorama of blue, white and gray. The tide was out. Wavelets were breaking in neat orderly rows on … more
Like a hopeful child enumerating her wishes for Father Christmas, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced her proposed state budget. Faced with the dilemma of trying to strike an alliance with Speaker of the … more
This September, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, otherwise known as Pope Francis, will visit the Unites States. Part Confucius, part socialist, part psychologist, part sociologist, part diplomat and always … more
It was the accent that threw me. He looked old enough to be a Korean War veteran, but he sure didn’t sound like he grew up in this country. Mike O’Sullivan gave a broad smile. He must have … more
I’m holding the can now. I’m told it would be worth $8 on eBay, if I hadn’t popped the top and drained the contents, ever so slowly, about two hours ago. The can was a reward for finishing … more
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