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We can all use a platform. I'm not thinking of politics, although this is the time of year candidates declare their candidacies and roll out a platform. But having a platform to start from is essential, and this winter has made that especially difficult. more
A laugh can be the best cure. That seems difficult to comprehend when times are tough and the situation is hardly a laughing matter. Laughing seems cruel on such occasions, cold hearted and insensitive. Yet humor can provide such release. I didn't know more
“Cousin.” The “secret word” had me flummoxed. How was I to draw a picture that would convey that word to the player at my right? The rules prevented me from using any words or numbers. I … more
My son, Ted, fell in love Sunday. So did I. She was green, not even a teenager, but she was wise for her age. You could tell she knew a thing or two - a bit of grit here and there was a giveaway - and that she had been well cared for. There were no more
By HERB WEISS Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island's fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer's disease, called by some as one of the `biggest epidemics in medical history.' Last Wednesday, he announced $30,000 in grants secured more
You must have had this happen: You sit down to dinner, pick up your fork and before you even get a bite, the phone rings. In our case, it's a 50-50 chance that it's our daughter Diana, who has just gotten out of work half a country away in Jackson, more
You know we're getting used to this. So, the forecast was for a powerful nor'easter with high winds, lots of rain and ending with an inch to two inches of wet snow. That apparently didn't trouble too many. After all this is New England and, as we know, more
Carol brought up the topic of calories at dinner. She had compiled a list of what we eat and, with a little research on the internet, calculated our calorie intake. “A banana,” she said, … more
This past week, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his third State of the City Address. The speech's resemblance to a governmental expositional was minimal. However, its similarity to a professional wrestling match was extraordinarily high. Mayor more
There's music in gutters. That's not always the case when it rains. More often than not, gutters become problematic when nearby trees fill them with leaves and twigs. Then instead of a lullaby of tinkling there's the splattering of water running down the more
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