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I gave him my ice cream bowl. I know they say you shouldn't give dogs ice cream. But it was just the empty bowl with a coating of coffee ice cream that I couldn't get with a spoon. Really, how could that be dangerous? Ollie was watching my every move, more
It's before 7 a.m. the Saturday before Christmas. The windshield is glazed with ice and it's raining slightly. I expect to find the roads clear, but I'm mistaken. I have to wait for a break in the traffic on West Shore Road, although I'm glad to see more
Can you measure joy? Sure, you can sum up a vacation, a night on the town, an outing with friends as a “good time,” or a “great time.” And there are those times when you feel an uplifting, … more
It’s difficult to describe pain. I tried. “It’s somewhere near there,” I said pushing my hand on my back below the belt line, “it’s constant, although it’s not as bad sometimes as … more
There’s nothing quite as assuming as inviting yourself over for dinner. I found myself doing that this weekend, as Carol was away for a conference. "So," I asked of my son, Ted, “what have … more
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”– George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelistIn the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, after the … more
My brother-in-law stood back, looking at the nearly completed house. It was a shared dream that took root last year as a tree house. Emails bounced between the kids and the grandkids. Initially it was not much more than a platform in one of the many more
I didn’t ask the obvious, “Do you have a cell phone?” I’m sure Betty Law has one. Who doesn’t have one and who doesn’t think it perfectly natural to dial a number, or say “call” … more
A little snow is all it took to inspire me to get the Christmas tree. “Let’s get the tree Sunday,” Carol said earlier in the week. I said “okay,” but in reality Christmas seemed far away … more
The name jumped off the rooster of the 48 World War II and Korean veterans for the June 3 Rhode Island Honor Flight: Giovanni Migliaccio. Could he be related to the Migliaccios who once owned my house in Conimicut? I planned to find out by the end of the more
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