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Simple, or so I imagined. Addressing leaky faucets was a skill my father taught me at an early age. It wasn't that he set out to teach me but it was a lesson I learned from watching him. It started with a trip to the cellar to retrieve a gunmetal gray more
Last Thursday, the City Council of Providence unanimously passed a new public safety ordinance called the “Community Safety Act (CSA).” After a an Attorney General review and a second council … more
Singing happy birthday over the telephone has become a family tradition. There's good reason, of course. With my daughter in Wyoming and my son, Jack, in Hong Kong, it's not exactly easy to celebrate birthdays in person. But even with Ted, who lives in more
All presidents face a different set of circumstances upon entering office. Some must endure immediate crisis and some face relative peace and normalcy. No matter what personal narrative a new president has experienced, he or she will be honed by the more
It's Easter. There's an orange glow to the horizon and moonlight fills the yard. It's 5:15. I check the outdoor thermometer and can't believe what I see.55 degrees. This Easter Sunday sunrise service will be like few others I've experienced at Warwick more
This past week, the President of the United States Donald Trump with the key advice of the National Security Council, changed his position 180 degrees and ordered a cruise missile attack on Syrian air power resources. This measured military response was more
This is the time to take a walk in Rhode Island woods; you'll see so much. It's still too early for the soft greens of budding leaves or the singing of tree frogs from those vernal pools black with decomposing leaves and the fresh shoots of jack in the more
This past week, the Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza (D) led a delegation of the United States Conference of Mayors to Washington DC to meet the new Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to discuss the problem of illegal immigration in America's more
Some people make you wonder, What could they be thinking?" That thought crossed my mind Sunday as I spotted a man in short sleeves behind the wheel of a lawn tractor. He was into it. The tractor kicked up a trail of dust as it rumbled across a yard" more
This legislative year, the General Assembly and the administration are facing a myriad of issues that will have lasting effects on the citizens of the Ocean State. The eternal problem with our government is its uneven distribution of power between the more
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