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In the movie “The Sixth Sense,” Bruce Willis’ character Dr. Malcolm Crowe walks around blind to the fact that he has met his demise. Similarly, many of the candidates for the Republican … more
Carol knew from the start. I suppose I’m more trusting…well, naïve. There was pounding on the front door. Ollie raced downstairs and I followed. At first I didn’t see anyone, and then … more
My grandmother should have been in my seat. She would have at home with the low light over the semi-circle felt-covered table. She would have been watching the cards of the other players and, in … more
The Porsche that had been following me on Route 4 finally pulled alongside. The driver looked over and gave me a wave and thumbs up. He was smiling. I waved back and he drove ahead a couple of car … more
Lynne Taylor didn’t have to tell me she was concerned. Lynne has worked for the Beacon for more than 30 years and only a few times have I seen her look as troubled. Something had to be terribly … more
This past week, the governor presented her fiscal year 2017 budget during her State of the State address. Meanwhile, in the General Assembly, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello attempted to ram … more
I did something the day after Christmas that I never would have dreamed possible – I planted tulips. I wasn’t waiting until Dec. 26 to work on a spring garden, but when I saw the bulbs on sale … more
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) has recently proposed suing energy corporations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) for denying climate change. … more
Last January, the 75th governor of the state of Rhode Island was sworn in. Our new governor had impressive credentials and an intellectual brilliance that was the diametric opposite of her immediate … more
This past week, the Republican candidates for president met again in another debate forum. However, much more than the previous debates, the moderators and questioners themselves were showcased more … more
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