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As the social mores in our society have changed so dramatically in the last half-century, understanding what is politically correct or what should be socially acceptable is confounding. Issues that were beyond conception to those of us who grew up in the more
Have you ever lost a car? It happened to me for the second time on Sunday. The first time was when the Providence Place Mall opened and they held a grand event with everyone of any importance in … more
So far in the presidential nominating campaigns of 2016, we have concentrated on more superfluous flummery than actual substantial policy plans when it comes to the key issue of immigration. Wild, … 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
I went to a Planning Board meeting Thursday night. Now that surely isn’t groundbreaking news. I’ve been to many planning and zoning board meetings and I know what to expect. But this one was … more
At the Rhode Island General Assembly, we have 113 legislators in both the House of Representatives and the state Senate. They are for the most part a “strange aristocracy” consisting primarily … more
Throughout American history, police officers have stood as the barrier against societal anarchy. Most men and women who wear a shield do so to protect us and to stand for the law. And on a more primary basis, police seek to simply help others. Not more
My father-in-law was right: “People are funnier than anyone.” Carol called him “Pops,” and so did I. He enjoyed being with people, and even in his days in assisted living and then a … more
I’m not a golfer, and those who have talked me into playing with them usually regret the experience. Perhaps they gain some satisfaction from watching me crisscross a fairway leaving chunks of … more
Old and young, everybody loves the pageantry of the circus –although in this year’s presidential race we are witnessing a circus whose performers are sub-par. By the time of the publication of … more
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