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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
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, has recently passed. Within moments of his demise, feral political pundits started to speculate on who might replace him, whether … more
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
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