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Steadily and insidiously over time, Rhode Island’s roads and bridges have slid into a state of decrepitude. The reasons for this shameful reality are multifaceted. One can hoist blame on the … more
Claude Bergeron bit off the end of the cigar, rolled it in his forefingers, and smelled it. He had been waiting for the moment. The cigar was the complement to what was turning out to be a perfect … more
This past week, an unstable 26-year-old man named Chris Harper Mercer murdered nine people and injured seven others in a shooting rampage at Umqua Community College in Rosenburg, Ore. Following … more
I remember winding clocks was a Sunday ritual for my grandfather. As a boy, I’d follow him from clock to clock, marveling at how they varied. Some were wound with flat keys that looked like … more
Last week, the long awaited “document dump” in regard to the 38 Studios debacle was revealed. Slogging through these depositions is not an adventure of the faint hearted. Besides the legalese … more
I called his name, and Ollie, rolled in a tight roll, opened his eyes. He didn’t budge, just watched. Something was wrong. I found the pool of vomit on the carpet the night before. It was a … more
Perhaps more than any other time in our country’s history, voters are searching for something drastically different in their primary candidates for the presidential nomination. Washington and … more
Sailing can be a guessing game. Some skippers put their money on instruments that measure everything from the speed of the wind to the depth of the water, boat speed, angle of the wind, the course … more
The words of poet Emma Lazarus which are mounted at the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor may not hold the same meaning they once did. At least that may be true in regard to the Syrian … more
“It was swollen, you wouldn’t believe it,” Jack Hunter was saying. The words were drifting away…literally. I strained to hear what happened next. I could tell from the inflection in … more
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