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This is the time of year to be out on the bay if you're looking to be one with nature. Sure, there are the quahoggers and the occasional tug and barge or freighter. You want to stay out of their way. Sailors are rare and even rarer are the pleasure power more
Across the political spectrum people are advocating for changes to the Rules of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. These Rules govern the process for considering legislation in the House. Under the current Rules, proposed legislation is sent to a more
I was going to fly solo. That was the plan. It's not that I've had a lot of time at the controls, but Ted assured me I could do it without crash landing, or even worse losing the craft entirely. That was my fear, coming down behind the fenced in area more
Bread has been called the “staff of life” but not until visiting my son in Chicago over the weekend did I discover that it can also be the yeast of relaxation. Jack, Jen and their two children … more
“This is scary,” I said to Carol. She looked at me, questioning. I looked at my watch again. It was 3 a.m. Friday and precisely as forecast, it started to rain. How can they get it down … more
“It’s something how we have so many more friends at this time of year,” Carol said as she sorted through all that had been stuffed in our mailbox earlier in the day. She wasn’t talking … 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 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
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
I have flown. That's not extraordinary. Lots of people have flown, and a good many have pilot licenses. But I'm not talking about taking a flight some place or climbing into a cockpit to sit behind the controls of an airplane. Rather, this is imaginary more
I know this section of road. I should after having traveled it for more than 70 years at all times of the year. It's changed over the decades. Shoulders have been widened. The signage is much improved, although I miss the Burma Shave signs and their more
I know Carol’s worried look all too well. It crossed her face the moment I asked, “Have you seen Ollie?” We have been through this too many times, and while I had turned him loose only 15 … more
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