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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
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
Honor Flights have become so frequent that they no longer make the news. That was the case Saturday for Honor Flight Uniform, the 17th flight conducted by the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association to the Nation's Capital. The TV news crews weren't to be more
“Sing.” Ollie looked up, his head cocked as soon as he heard the word. Carol said it again and now his tail wagged just the way he looks when he hears the words “dinner” or “walk.” … 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
The algorithms have taken over. I thought it innocent enough when, after ordering a shirt online, the company sent me ads for the latest and greatest shirts. And, naturally, it was a shirt with my … more
“Did you hear that?” I stopped, Ollie tugging on the leash to carry on. The woods were quiet. Ollie was anxious, his hunting instincts had kicked in. A deer had crossed our path early on … more
You guys know Ollie. He’s been the subject of many columns. He’s a spotted coon hound we adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League some five years ago, maybe longer as we have lost … more
“This is crazy.” Of course, Claude Bergeron was right. Friends thought we were crazy when we told them we would be racing to Rio. And then they would laugh when we explained. For nautical … more
Ollie looked me straight in the eyes and in that instant, I knew he was back... 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
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
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