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It’s good of you to come.” The words were said evenly and forcefully, as if he had been expecting me, although my father seemingly hadn’t opened his eyes. He laid ramrod straight, his head … more
It was just as I expected; sour and mealy. My father always said not to waste food, so I swallowed. It went down, but I needed a glass of water as a chaser. I don’t know what prompted me to … more
Steve looked at me with a smile and said, “With the windows out of it, this is really the time to decide whether to do the body work.” I saw his point. The car had pretty much been stripped … more
A GOOD CALL BY OBAMA:  To President Obama’s credit, he has directed the Justice Department to try the surviving Boston Marathon terrorist in a civilian court rather than before a military … more
CRANSTON PUBLIC SERVICE PAY INCREASES: The controversy over the Cranston police contract that was agreed to by Mayor Fung but rejected by the City Council brings to light exactly how public service … more
It made sense, but I couldn’t imagine I would be spending Father’s Day doing what Carol suggested. “You can’t write about this,” she insisted. “It’s too extraordinary,” I … more
I’ve had enough ice for now. I’m not talking about the Olympics, although there has been an overdose of figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, hurtling sleds and flipping snowboards in the … more
Tranquility can be deceiving. It’s probably happened to all of us. Just when everything is going perfectly, the unexpected happens and suddenly you are a victim of circumstances beyond your … more
LET’S STOP VOTING FOR A FAMILY NAME: Clay Pell, the 31-year old grandson of the Rhode Island’s late U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, has indicated that he may seek the Democratic gubernatorial … more
FLOOD INSURANCE INCREASES: How would you like it if you were told your mortgage was going to approximately double this year and that you could attend a meeting to see how much the increase would be … more
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