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This past week, the Democrats convened in Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as their party’s standard-bearer for the general election of 2016. In a convention that started … more
A nose is a nose, and whether the odor is picked up by one nostril or the other doesn't it all end up being a single scent? That's the way I think Ollie operates until I saw a segment on CBS Sunday Morning." Dogs can apparently distinguish scents" more
Since 1960, televised presidential debates have brought to fore images of competitors for the crown in their best light and in their worst. For those of us obsessed with politics and history, we have seen every moment in these television debates as they more
What I love about the news business are stories that keep unfolding and with each turn become more remarkable. This is one of them. It begins with the Warwick Rotary Club and its effort to raise funds for its charitable foundation, and comes full circle more
Whoever thinks dogs can't speak should have been with me for breakfast Sunday. My conversation with Ollie was entirely silent. Thankfully, our rescue spotted coon hound doesn't vocalize his opinion unless he spots a cat or raccoon outside. It's then that more
By HERB WEISS On Tuesday, September 18, the U.S. Social Security Administration announced that the nation's 65 million Social Security beneficiaries will be automatically be paid a minuscule 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to their monthly more
Fall has a way of coloring one's thoughts. The brilliant yellows and oranges, all the brighter against a backdrop of green, sharpen the senses. The reds of a maple transform a familiar turn in the road, with no particular significance, into a spectacular more
With Nov. 8 looming in the immediate horizon like a dark foreboding cloud of uncertainty, it is important to reflect upon whether or not the major party candidates have a concrete and recognizable ideology that we the voter might espouse to. However, more
I've never met a sailor who would prefer to be running a race than racing a race. Competition is the nature of those who love racing, not setting a course and counting down the seconds to the start. And far worse, as the boats cover the course, the race more
The dining room was packed. Erica had arranged for the grownups to be seated at the main table. A card table was set up to the side for the four kids. Christmas is supposed to be like this, packed with family and packed with gifts and food. We'd more
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