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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
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
As a kid growing up in suburban New Jersey, I wanted what most boys my age wanted in the 1960s. Beyond baseball mitts and Louisville Sluggers, I truly craved for a complete “Gemini … more
Ready for Christmas? I’m not, but then that’s not extraordinary for me. There’s still tomorrow and Christmas Eve. And I take comfort that I’m not alone in trying to find that … 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
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 illogic of bigotry has always tainted and diminished all societies throughout world history. Whether that prejudice was directed against the Jewish people, those who descended from the continent … more
Some decisions have to be made in split seconds, such as when you’re doing 35 mph and the traffic signal turns yellow. Do you slam on the brakes, or pray you make it? No one choice fits every … more
In what has been perhaps the craziest presidential primary season in American history, the improbable and the unlikely have led the polls. Whether one examines either the Democrat or the Republican … more
Some days start off in a fog and end up with a clear horizon. That was literally the case Friday. Temperatures in the 50s and even the 60s were totally out of place for the day after Thanksgiving. … more
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