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I’ve found the answer to “screens.” It’s eggs. “Screens?” Well, if you happened to catch it on NPR Saturday, you know that “screens” are what those who are studying the impact of … more
We’ve all had it, that feeling of complete frustration, if not desperation, when for whatever reason your computer or your cell phone gives up the ghost as well as everything you had in it. Wiped … more
This is a winter that’s been too good to be true. At least that’s what I’m hearing. Daylight Savings Time is here and the first day of spring officially arrives next week, and no one is … more
I didn’t need all the media hype to tell me we were in for a storm. I just looked at Ollie. He stood at the top of the stairs, head down, gazing aimlessly. His tail drooped, yet his posture … more
Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … more
At the Rhode Island General Assembly, we have 113 legislators in both the House of Representatives and the state Senate. They are for the most part a “strange aristocracy” consisting primarily … more
I got one of those “do I have to?” stares. “You’ve got to go out, because I’m going to regret it if you don’t.” Ollie looked resigned, but maybe that was my wishful thinking. An … more
In 1968, at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Ill., the upheaval that the country witnessed over a four-night period on television was emblematic of the frayed social fabric that existed in the … more
“Dad,” Ted said with an element of excitement, “we’ve got you a Christmas present.” As Christmas was a week ago, this came as a surprise. I waited for him to elaborate. “I can drop … more
Old and young, everybody loves the pageantry of the circus –although in this year’s presidential race we are witnessing a circus whose performers are sub-par. By the time of the publication of … more
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