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Ken stories are folklore in our family. Of all the foreign students we hosted, Ken Nishimura has earned that dubious distinction of being the one to ensure a good laugh at every party. Actually, Ken was the exception. We served as a host family for more
By HERB WEISS Given employers' need for talent and experience, senior citizen Henry Rosenthal readily agrees with AARP views that it's a sound business decision to hire experienced workers, as supported by the findings of AARP's recently released survey, more
As Ollie reminds me, we all should recycle. You wouldn't think that dogs are environmentally conscientious. Ollie is a canine. He does his business where he wants, which on a 20-minute walk can mean stopping at least a dozen times to pee. How does he more
“Smile.” The trio outside the Southwest boarding gate pulled tighter together and gave a smile; only Anthony Palazzo’s was more of a grin. “Smile,” I said a second time waiting for … more
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult and, according to a psychologist whose interview I chanced to catch on the car radio, can be the cause of stress and anxiety at a time of year thought to be full of joy. I can relate to that, for I used to more
I've found the cure to the monotony of having to drive around the airport. You've noticed to get to most places in Warwick you've got to take either Airport Road, West Shore Road or Main Avenue. When I came to the city long before GPS and there was still more
Ollie looked at me, tail wagging slowly. How did he know what I had planned before even getting out my hiking boots and jacket? He watched every move and, when I finally reached for the leash, he stood at the door, looking back to ensure that I was more
It was the calm after the storm. The air was heavy with moisture, the trees dripping from Saturday's downpour and wet leaves plastered like sticky labels on the driveway and the car. It was warmer but you knew the weather was resigned to autumn even if more
I was wondering what this column would be about. I got my answer at 1 a.m. Saturday. The number glowed on the digital read out of the bedside clock. There was no missing the noise downstairs. … more
I pulled into the Quinn Funeral Home parking lot, the wipers intermittently swiping drops from the windshield. I stopped as a couple, arm in arm, crossed the slick pavement hurriedly for the entrance. I circled the lot. It was packed, even though some more
“I’ve got to fit it,” I said. “That should be the family motto,” replied Carol. She had a good point. We’ve have lots of things that should get fixed, but somehow even though there … more
Bushy eyebrows. You're probably wondering what that has to do with anything, least of all a birthday party. That is until you meet cousin Nicholas. He's got the wildest eyebrows of any of us in the family. I can't say that for certain, for unquestionably more
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