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“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
The odyssey of Republican candidate Ben Carson’s life is a chronicle of great successes, questionable beliefs, and quizzical statements – an African-American kid from often embattled Detroit, … more
Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … more
This week, the Rhode Island General Assembly will complete the legislative process and offer an $8.7 billion state budget for Gov. Gina Riamondo’s signature. The size of this budget is almost … more
I remember winding clocks was a Sunday ritual for my grandfather. As a boy, I’d follow him from clock to clock, marveling at how they varied. Some were wound with flat keys that looked like … more
It’s been said that trends move from west to east – that what’s the rage in California will eventually work its way east, and as Rhode Island is as far east as you can go before the Atlantic, … more
Sometimes you get lucky, but it’s rare that it happens three times in a row all in the same afternoon. I found myself thinking of that Thursday after placing third in two sailboat races. It … more
I must have made a humorous sight standing in my shorts on a stepladder, trying to cut a branch swaying 10 feet above me with a curved saw on the end of a stick. The branch snapped in Tuesday’s … more
I called his name, and Ollie, rolled in a tight roll, opened his eyes. He didn’t budge, just watched. Something was wrong. I found the pool of vomit on the carpet the night before. It was a … more
In late June of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States presented two significant decisions that will affect American society for decades to come. One was regarding the Affordable Care … more
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