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Have you ever sat on a warm radiator? It can be heavenly when the wind is screaming and rain is ticking on the windowpane. Ollie looked at me imploringly, like I could somehow share that blissful moment. He was wet from his evening pit stop, the one that more
Well the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign season has come and gone, and most voters have been rendered nonplussed by the experience. The hope of supporters and undecided voters was that a positive picture of the candidates' policies, more
Fall comes in bright colors, blowing leaves and morning frost. There was none of that this weekend where “dreary” was the word to describe the weather, yet there was an invigorating change in … more
Since 1960, televised presidential debates have brought to fore images of competitors for the crown in their best light and in their worst. For those of us obsessed with politics and history, we have seen every moment in these television debates as they more
I've always had a fascination with fish. It's not that I like eating them, because I don't. Rather, my interest is in the variety of species, habitats, and their role in the ecosystem. Some of them do amazing things, as I learned when I had an aquarium more
In an election where the majority of voters will vote against someone rather than for someone, perhaps it is time to consider the two minor party candidates. If the idyllic casting of a citizen’s … more
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
Like most Americans, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Unlike the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, on that crystal clear beautiful morning 15 years ago there was not a more
Whoever thinks dogs can't speak should have been with me for breakfast Sunday. My conversation with Ollie was entirely silent. Thankfully, our rescue spotted coon hound doesn't vocalize his opinion unless he spots a cat or raccoon outside. It's then that more
This past week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo stated she was open to the idea of using the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as a barometer whether or not a high school student has fulfilled the … more
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