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GRANDMA GLORIA: Gloria Walker with James Russell …
I recognized the free flow of the handwriting immediately. Gloria Walker still sends written notes, not emails or text messages, although I imagine she could do that, too. Better yet, she has her own … more
Anyone who has the temerity to believe they hold the talents to be president of the United States must necessarily have such a high degree of presumed self-confidence that they think the planets have … more
This week, the Rhode Island General Assembly will complete the legislative process and offer an $8.7 billion state budget for Gov. Gina Riamondo’s signature. The size of this budget is almost … more
I remember winding clocks was a Sunday ritual for my grandfather. As a boy, I’d follow him from clock to clock, marveling at how they varied. Some were wound with flat keys that looked like … more
It’s been said that trends move from west to east – that what’s the rage in California will eventually work its way east, and as Rhode Island is as far east as you can go before the Atlantic, … more
Sometimes you get lucky, but it’s rare that it happens three times in a row all in the same afternoon. I found myself thinking of that Thursday after placing third in two sailboat races. It … more
This September, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, otherwise known as Pope Francis, will visit the Unites States. Part Confucius, part socialist, part psychologist, part sociologist, part diplomat and always … more
I must have made a humorous sight standing in my shorts on a stepladder, trying to cut a branch swaying 10 feet above me with a curved saw on the end of a stick. The branch snapped in Tuesday’s … more
“It’s green out there,” Carol said with a sense of relief. Yes, trees are starting to bud, grass is no longer a burnt brown, and the forecast this week is for some real spring weather with … more
I called his name, and Ollie, rolled in a tight roll, opened his eyes. He didn’t budge, just watched. Something was wrong. I found the pool of vomit on the carpet the night before. It was a … more
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