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I looked down from the dinner table and as soon as I did, his tail twitched. Ollie had been watching intently. He had slipped quietly into the room, but I could feel his presence and now he knew I had his attention. In a whisper, barely audible, I said, more
This past week, President Trump released his proposed federal budget. The shockwaves from the content of budget cuts were felt well beyond the beltway. Representatives from both political parties took umbrage from what can only be described as draconian more
Neither of the options looked feasible. We could delay scoring the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon, held Sunday, March 12 at CCRI for a couple of days, which would mean elimination of the awards ceremony and the thrill of the event as students are called more
Since the administration of our 33rd President Harry S. Truman, presidents have tried to address or avoid the question of providing health care for our citizens. The debate on whether a benevolent society should provide a minimum standard of care for more
In a speech to a Joint Session of Congress, our 45th president for the first time in his two-year political history found his presidential voice. Reading verbatim off the TelePrompTer, Donald Trump delivered a speech without outrageous histrionics, more
Gifts are not customary at funerals, or for that matter programs printed on newsprint. Then again, the deceased was far from being ordinary. Roswell Bosworth Jr. died Feb. 7. He was 90 and as I learned at his service Saturday at St. Michael's Church in more
The universal reality in our country is that no matter where one stands on pertinent issues like health care, taxation, illegal immigrants, Trump possible ties with Russia, foreign affairs, military intervention, trade, etc., protestors have resolved more
As George M. Cohan’s famous musical once lauded, “Just 45 Minutes from Broadway,” Mark and Nancy Shorrock, have discovered that their “home away from home” is a mere … more
I spent a good part of my weekend in the tub. No, this wasn't a relaxing pastime lulling in warm water, reading with background music playing. The music, if it can be called that, consisted of the tapping of a hammer against a chisel that ricocheted off more
Donald J. Trump has been in office about a month and many are still waiting for him to morph into a chief executive who acts presidential. Those who presumed after the election the dog and pony show of Trump on the Stump would somehow or someway progress more
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