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The escape artist has done it again, confirming our long held belief that our rescue dog has a mind of his own and is remarkably lucky. Ollie has outsmarted our combination of invisible and real … more
At the Rhode Island General Assembly, we have 113 legislators in both the House of Representatives and the state Senate. They are for the most part a “strange aristocracy” consisting primarily … more
It’s a breakthrough. Those who follow this column and have read about Ollie already know of this coonhound’s independent streak. When on a scent he won’t listen, and when he’s off the … more
In 1968, at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Ill., the upheaval that the country witnessed over a four-night period on television was emblematic of the frayed social fabric that existed in the … more
This is a winter that’s been too good to be true. At least that’s what I’m hearing. Daylight Savings Time is here and the first day of spring officially arrives next week, and no one is … more
In 1837, the great Danish author and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen wrote his iconic short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The tale told the story of two weavers who convinced an … more
I’ve found the answer to “screens.” It’s eggs. “Screens?” Well, if you happened to catch it on NPR Saturday, you know that “screens” are what those who are studying the impact of … more
In the most juvenile display thus far in the presidential primary season, the remaining GOP candidates for the nomination sparred for recognition in a cluster of taunts, guffaws, accusations, and … more
The Porsche that had been following me on Route 4 finally pulled alongside. The driver looked over and gave me a wave and thumbs up. He was smiling. I waved back and he drove ahead a couple of car … more
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