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We can all use a platform. I'm not thinking of politics, although this is the time of year candidates declare their candidacies and roll out a platform. But having a platform to start from is essential, and this winter has made that especially difficult. more
It's time that I consult a dog whisperer, if there is such a person. I thought I pretty much knew what Ollie was thinking until the other morning. Now I'm wondering if he's psychotic. Or have I triggered some genetic switch like a broken record - 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
This is the time of year when Mother Nature's bounty needs a haircut. That's what I did for a part of Father's Day until I realized I was missing out on a swim and enjoying a beautiful day. But the growth was bothering me and a few snips with the hand more
By HERB WEISS For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass $277 billion, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the more
Two years after President John F. Kennedy had formally designated May as “Senior Citizens Month” at a meeting of the National Council of Senior Citizens in1963, President Lyndon B. … more
The election season of nonsensical marketing, cheap assails on competitors, and forgotten relevant philosophies, is in full gear. What may be lost in the actions exhibited so far is any relative information to real issues. Thus, begging the inevitable more
“You don’t want your credit card?” asked the incredulous voice of the young man on the other end of the line. “What can we do to keep your business?” I was steadfast. “It has … more
A laugh can be the best cure. That seems difficult to comprehend when times are tough and the situation is hardly a laughing matter. Laughing seems cruel on such occasions, cold hearted and insensitive. Yet humor can provide such release. I didn't know more
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