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Like most Americans, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Unlike the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, on that crystal clear beautiful morning 15 years ago there was not a more
“They’re there,” Carol said excitedly. There was no missing the chirping. It was incessant, demanding, like a repetitive drum beat, only it didn’t have rhythm. There was no mistaking where … 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
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
Well the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign season has come and gone, and most voters have been rendered nonplussed by the experience. The hope of supporters and undecided voters was that a positive picture of the candidates' policies, 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
In the last two weeks, we have witnessed both the vice presidential debate and the second presidential debate. The after effects of these forums were not a clearer understanding of the issues, nor an explanation of the intricacies of policy. Instead, we more
It was a great harvest this year. Along with the raking and bagging of leaves that is a ritual at this time comes the digging up of gardens and the unearthing of dahlia and canna tubers that get stored in the cellar and replanted in the spring. I usually more
Lemonade or water?” came the cheerful greeting from the camp counselors. Pitchers filled to the brim stood in front of them, as well as a phalanx of plastic glasses. We passed up the drinks … more
Have you ever sat on a warm radiator? It can be heavenly when the wind is screaming and rain is ticking on the windowpane. Ollie looked at me imploringly, like I could somehow share that blissful moment. He was wet from his evening pit stop, the one that more
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