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“Can’t you go a little faster?” I muttered under my breath. “What did you say, Peppy?” came the voice of my granddaughter from the back seat. Before I had time to repeat myself, her … more
A Depression-era song crooned by legendary singer Bing Crosby depicted the sense of fruitlessness one feels when one has to beg to survive. Throughout world history, the lowest echelon of any society has resorted to begging as a means of survival. Some more
The problem with perfection is that it has to be perfect. I realized that over Father’s Day weekend while working on a project that I imagined could be easily completed and leave lots of time to … more
In 1837, the great Danish author and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen wrote his iconic short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The tale told the story of two weavers who convinced an … 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 escape artist has done it again, confirming our long held belief that our rescue dog has a mind of his own and is remarkably lucky. Ollie has outsmarted our combination of invisible and real … 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
The Porsche that had been following me on Route 4 finally pulled alongside. The driver looked over and gave me a wave and thumbs up. He was smiling. I waved back and he drove ahead a couple of car … more
The revelations of the past few weeks have been potentially illuminating to the Ocean State's premier political leader. Our once na ve Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Nicholas Mattiello, has seemingly had an epiphany. His more
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