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2016 saw our nation upside down in search of change for change's sake and a globe rife with terror and uncertainty. As a result, a modern day carnival barker ascended to the presidency, England voted to abandon the European Union to its detriment and the more
The dining room was packed. Erica had arranged for the grownups to be seated at the main table. A card table was set up to the side for the four kids. Christmas is supposed to be like this, packed with family and packed with gifts and food. We'd more
Most of us of Christian faith believed in the light, magical Santa Claus. My realization that there was no Santa happened on the day before Easter when I was seven years old. Friends and I were playing hide and seek in our house, and my hiding space of more
One could have expected that the most unorthodox candidate in United States history to be elected to the presidency would probably choose the most inordinate cabinet. That expectation is being … more
“What about the tree?” Carol’s question brought me to the reality that Christmas was upon us and there is yet so much to do. The tree was right on top of the list and I hadn’t even gotten … more
We here in the Ocean State are used to dealing with the inefficiencies of government. We know that we do not receive adequate goods and services for our taxpayer dollars. We also are aware that despite having a bloated government in regard to the more
In post-election America, young people, social activists, and municipal leaders across our nation are anticipating doom and see Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency as a harbinger of an … more
Whoever thinks dreaming is a uniquely human experience should get to know Ollie. I've caught him staring off into the distant nowhere. Initially, I thought he was catching the scent of some critter, processing and deciphering it like a chemist would more
Editor's note: Today's commentary, originally published by Columnist Herb Weiss in the 2006 issue of Senior Digest and later republished in his book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, is dedicated to Leo Lebrun, Carl Otto and Eugene (all more
Have you had the feeling you're about to get stopped by a cop? It happened to me Friday on Route 88 in upstate New York. The four-lane highway cuts across rolling hills of farm and woodlands. It's a wide highway with a divider of fields dotted with more
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