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“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
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
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
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
During this transitional period, a President-Elect sometimes can exhibit great differences from the persona that he projected during the campaign season. In the case of Donald J. Trump, the possible future governing Trump is likely far afield from the more
I know instructions can be tedious, so I attempted to make them as intriguing as possible. “Now, what do you think this piece is called?” Sydney and her twin sister, Alex, chimed … more
In the wake of the triumph of President-Elect Trump and the secured Republican advantage in the federal legislature, the Democrat party is beyond a state of flux. They are despondent, distressed, and burdened with disbelief regarding the results of the more
By HERB WEISS On Tuesday, September 18, the U.S. Social Security Administration announced that the nation's 65 million Social Security beneficiaries will be automatically be paid a minuscule 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to their monthly more
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