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My brother-in-law stood back, looking at the nearly completed house. It was a shared dream that took root last year as a tree house. Emails bounced between the kids and the grandkids. Initially it was not much more than a platform in one of the many more
I didn’t ask the obvious, “Do you have a cell phone?” I’m sure Betty Law has one. Who doesn’t have one and who doesn’t think it perfectly natural to dial a number, or say “call” … more
A little snow is all it took to inspire me to get the Christmas tree. “Let’s get the tree Sunday,” Carol said earlier in the week. I said “okay,” but in reality Christmas seemed far away … more
The contrasts between the 44th and 45th presidents of the United States of America could not be more divergent. Cool, collected, studious and professorial, Barack Obama never mastered our 36th President Lyndon Johnson's adroit ability to press the more
Prior to this editorial position, I had been a professional writer for a couple of decades. Having previously written business profiles, radio commercials, trade magazine articles and a graduate thesis, I had never fully realized the amount of discourse more
Arguably the most troubled country in world history is the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Recently, the President of the United States Donald Trump delivered a clear statement of an aspired foreign policy concerning this Southern and Central Asian more
In the world of diplomacy one should heed the words of our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, Speak softly and carry a big stick." The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his help in settling the Russo/Japanese War in the early Twentieth Century knew" more
This past week, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his third State of the City Address. The speech's resemblance to a governmental expositional was minimal. However, its similarity to a professional wrestling match was extraordinarily high. Mayor more
I could understand if the house was filled with kids, up at 5 a.m. and anxiously waiting to dig into their stockings. Any dog would pick up on the excitement and know, for sure, that something was different. Those days are long gone here and, while we more
Surely my neighbors, even though they probably won't say it, thought I had confused my seasons Sunday. While they were getting out the Christmas decorations, doing their shopping and maybe even finishing decorating a tree, I got out the lawnmower. No, more
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