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With trials, travails, tumult, and tribulations, 2015 has been a year of great unrest. Internationally, the world seemed to be on a collision course with disaster. Nationally, a growing sense 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
“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
Now that the world’s largest lottery jackpot has been won, we can go back to reality and cease dreaming that we’re going to beat the odds of one to 175 million. Or can we? I’ve never bought … more
I didn’t need all the media hype to tell me we were in for a storm. I just looked at Ollie. He stood at the top of the stairs, head down, gazing aimlessly. His tail drooped, yet his posture … 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
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
“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
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