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I've never met a sailor who would prefer to be running a race than racing a race. Competition is the nature of those who love racing, not setting a course and counting down the seconds to the start. And far worse, as the boats cover the course, the race more
In a presidential campaign season that has been a roller coaster ride of the absurd, the latest tactic employed is a dangerous one indeed. Recently, GOP nominee Donald J. Trump has assailed Democrat nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton with charges of bigotry. more
This is the story of the tomato caper, a mystery that was only solved after we were awakened at close to midnight Tuesday. Ollie set up such a racket that my first thought was to secure the house and call 911, for surely we had come under attack. He was more
A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some more
I couldn't resist shelving my plan once I was aboard. Actually, as I used the paddleboard to get out to the mooring, I was thinking that conditions merited more than cleaning the bottom of the boat. The wind was from the southwest at 10 to 15 knots; the more
As we Americans enter the voting booth on Nov. 8, we will not just be choosing between the lesser of evils. We will be electing either a duplicitous, deceitful, far-left liberal, or an erratic egomaniac with no real ideology other than a narcissistic more
Recently on a Friday, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O' Donnell announced that after four years of inquiry there will be no one held criminally accountable for the 38 Studios debacle. This outcome should not more
I’m not a golfer, and those who have talked me into playing with them usually regret the experience. Perhaps they gain some satisfaction from watching me crisscross a fairway leaving chunks of … more
This past week, the Democrats convened in Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as their party’s standard-bearer for the general election of 2016. In a convention that started … more
There are people who bond with people almost instantly. They are genuine, approachable and likable. Dr. John Bert was one of them. He was a friend from the moment I met him, and although we rarely … more
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