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“It’s apocryphal, but it’s a good story,” Joe said, settling into a chair. Ever the reporter, although now retired, Joe Kernan cautioned, “It could be true; it sounds like … more
What’s a gift without it being wrapped? I suppose it’s like going to a restaurant, ordering a sumptuous meal, and having it served out of the pan. Presentation is so much a part of the gift. … more
They looked like strawberries dotted across the white kitchen tile floor, only they weren't. It was quarter-sized drops of blood. Carol had already identified the source and quarantined Ollie in his travel crate. He wore that I've done something bad"" more
Have you ever lost a car? It happened to me for the second time on Sunday. The first time was when the Providence Place Mall opened and they held a grand event with everyone of any importance in … more
It’s a breakthrough. Those who follow this column and have read about Ollie already know of this coonhound’s independent streak. When on a scent he won’t listen, and when he’s off the … more
In the most juvenile display thus far in the presidential primary season, the remaining GOP candidates for the nomination sparred for recognition in a cluster of taunts, guffaws, accusations, and … more
So far in the presidential nominating campaigns of 2016, we have concentrated on more superfluous flummery than actual substantial policy plans when it comes to the key issue of immigration. Wild, … more
Lemonade or water?” came the cheerful greeting from the camp counselors. Pitchers filled to the brim stood in front of them, as well as a phalanx of plastic glasses. We passed up the drinks … more
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, has recently passed. Within moments of his demise, feral political pundits started to speculate on who might replace him, whether … more
In 1837, the great Danish author and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen wrote his iconic short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The tale told the story of two weavers who convinced an … more
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