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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
The problem with perfection is that it has to be perfect. I realized that over Father’s Day weekend while working on a project that I imagined could be easily completed and leave lots of time 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
Throughout American history, police officers have stood as the barrier against societal anarchy. Most men and women who wear a shield do so to protect us and to stand for the law. And on a more primary basis, police seek to simply help others. Not 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
My father-in-law was right: “People are funnier than anyone.” Carol called him “Pops,” and so did I. He enjoyed being with people, and even in his days in assisted living and then a … 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
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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