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Although I confess I have not been a supporter of our new President Donald J. Trump, even someone who has not had faith can appreciate a politician who actually seeks to fulfill his promises made on … more
This is the time to take a walk in Rhode Island woods; you'll see so much. It's still too early for the soft greens of budding leaves or the singing of tree frogs from those vernal pools black with decomposing leaves and the fresh shoots of jack in the more
Most of us of Christian faith believed in the light, magical Santa Claus. My realization that there was no Santa happened on the day before Easter when I was seven years old. Friends and I were playing hide and seek in our house, and my hiding space of more
Some people make you wonder, What could they be thinking?" That thought crossed my mind Sunday as I spotted a man in short sleeves behind the wheel of a lawn tractor. He was into it. The tractor kicked up a trail of dust as it rumbled across a yard" more
Whoever thinks dreaming is a uniquely human experience should get to know Ollie. I've caught him staring off into the distant nowhere. Initially, I thought he was catching the scent of some critter, processing and deciphering it like a chemist would more
Simple, or so I imagined. Addressing leaky faucets was a skill my father taught me at an early age. It wasn't that he set out to teach me but it was a lesson I learned from watching him. It started with a trip to the cellar to retrieve a gunmetal gray more
Since the administration of our 33rd President Harry S. Truman, presidents have tried to address or avoid the question of providing health care for our citizens. The debate on whether a benevolent society should provide a minimum standard of care for more
It's better to give than to receive. I remember hearing that saying as a child and wondering what people were thinking. Had they not had the joy of birthday and Christmas presents? Had their parents not insisted, as my parents did, that my sister and I more
“Shoveling is the worst thing for you.” I didn’t say anything, knowing the explanation was to follow. “It doesn’t matter if it’s snow or dirt, people make the mistake of taking big … more
Editor's note: Today's commentary, originally published by Columnist Herb Weiss in the 2006 issue of Senior Digest and later republished in his book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, is dedicated to Leo Lebrun, Carl Otto and Eugene (all more
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