December 19, 2014
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I still don’t have the grapefruit. That could be the last line to this story, but really this story is not about grapefruit but Smartphones. First, a word about the grapefruit: For years, the … more
Few things command admiration than gadgets that get the job done. And there always is a new twist on an old gadget. Take the corkscrew. It started out as a simple devise: a three-inch section … more
LOVES ROCKY POINT: Zaixian Wang, or “Andersen …
In the shadow of the arch at Rocky Point Park there’s an inviting cut in the chain link fence that separates the shoreline walk from the emerging field that was once the Rocky Point Midway. … more
“Quick,” I yelled downstairs to Carol, “There’s a huge owl in the tree outside.” “What?” From the kitchen came a prolonged howl. This wasn’t anything ordinary for Ollie. This … more
“You’re cutting the grass?” Betty Keefe asked from across her fence. Indeed, it must have looked strange to have the mower out when my “lawn” of crab grass and other weeds pretty much … more
It’s that time of year to put things away for the winter. In these parts that means hauling the boat and, if you have an engine, winterizing it. And if you have a vegetable garden, it means … more
THIS COLUMN’S FINAL EDITION: Several months ago, after more than three years writing this column, I told the Beacon’s publisher, John Howell, that after the November elections I intended to move … more
To the Editor: Proponents of a Constitutional Convention say our Constitution needs a tune-up to make Rhode Island work better. They also suggest that the only people opposing this measure are the … more
Did you wake up wondering what time it was? I did. The hands on the electric clock read 4:30. Was it really 3:30 or was it 5:30? I was sure I hadn’t changed the clock, but that’s where … more
Father Robert Marciano came to the screen door. He was wearing a freshly pressed white shirt and looked ready to slip on his priestly garments. He was getting ready to officiate at a wedding. He … more
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