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We’ve all had it, that feeling of complete frustration, if not desperation, when for whatever reason your computer or your cell phone gives up the ghost as well as everything you had in it. Wiped … more
In my lifetime, from Eisenhower to Obama, presidents have been elected for the most part by the electorate becoming galvanized by a candidate’s charisma, oratory, and/or a presentation of proffered … more
I got one of those “do I have to?” stares. “You’ve got to go out, because I’m going to regret it if you don’t.” Ollie looked resigned, but maybe that was my wishful thinking. An … 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 have my son-in-law Scott O’Brien to blame for my obsession with snow blowers. Scott, my daughter Diana, and their daughter Natalie live in Wilson, Wyoming, just outside Jackson. It’s … more
This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to … more
“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
“Listen to your mother.” How many times during childhood did all of us here those words? Of course, one does not have to be your actual mother to assume a maternal ego-state. A mother … more
I didn’t need all the media hype to tell me we were in for a storm. I just looked at Ollie. He stood at the top of the stairs, head down, gazing aimlessly. His tail drooped, yet his posture … more
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
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