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“Quick,” I yelled downstairs to Carol, “There’s a huge owl in the tree outside.” “What?” From the kitchen came a prolonged howl. This wasn’t anything ordinary for Ollie. This … more
This has got to be a first – a dog that ruptures plumbing causing the instant loss of water pressure and sending a geyser shooting from the side of the house, which threatens to erode a section of … more
OK, you’re going to think I’ve lost it, but I’ve fallen in love this winter. Like the rest of you, I’ve had enough snow and heard too many times how this February rivaled the all-time … more
PUMPKIN PARADISE: Cindy and John “Pete” …
Some things you never imagine as changing. Morris Farm is one of them, and no couple personifies farming more – even the one depicted in “American Gothic” by artist Grant Wood – than John … more
I still don’t have the grapefruit. That could be the last line to this story, but really this story is not about grapefruit but Smartphones. First, a word about the grapefruit: For years, the … more
Ted had me back on the SUP this Sunday (That’s “stand up paddleboard,” for those who haven’t kept track of the latest rage in water sports). The board he introduced me to provided a lot … more
I attended Operation Clean Government’s candidate school Saturday at Rhode Island College and found, as I have in the past, a dedicated group of people looking to help those thinking of entering … more
Sometimes the most elementary of questions doesn’t get asked because the answer is simply assumed. That wasn’t the case about six years ago now when I visited my son Jack and his family in … more
THE IRONY OF POLITICAL PAYBACK: Just four short years ago, public service unions - especially teachers’ unions - were backing Lincoln Chafee’s quest to be elected governor. They didn’t have a … more
Cause there’s really no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  The recent spate of snowstorms has presented an age old problem of what to do with the snow?  In the modern … more
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