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FINALLY, RHODE ISLAND TOPS “GOOD” LIST:  Few people, even few reporters, noticed it.  But last week the Wall Street Journal wrote about the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford … more
It was just as I expected; sour and mealy. My father always said not to waste food, so I swallowed. It went down, but I needed a glass of water as a chaser. I don’t know what prompted me to … more
Tranquility can be deceiving. It’s probably happened to all of us. Just when everything is going perfectly, the unexpected happens and suddenly you are a victim of circumstances beyond your … more
GOVERNOR CHAFEE NEEDS LEARNER’S PERMIT: Governor Chafee is disturbed that bills are moving forward in both the House and the Senate that would reorganize state oversight of economic development. … more
It’s good of you to come.” The words were said evenly and forcefully, as if he had been expecting me, although my father seemingly hadn’t opened his eyes. He laid ramrod straight, his head … more
This is the perfect time of year to be in the water. Why else would the Henriques family and their friends plan to jump into the Bay Saturday at noon? The event is the second annual Rhode Island … more
I could feel Carol’s tension. “You know, you’re over the white line.” I looked in the rear view mirror. There were a couple of cars behind me, but nothing close enough to be an … more
My brother-in-law, Edward, was on the phone Sunday taking a break from Super Bowl action and the entertaining ads – thank heaven for them. Earlier in the week, in an email, he inquired whether I … more
These were good vibes. How could there not be; with the morning sun reflecting off the bay, a gentle southerly wind that showed all signs of building by early afternoon and temperatures in the 70s? … more
Steve looked at me with a smile and said, “With the windows out of it, this is really the time to decide whether to do the body work.” I saw his point. The car had pretty much been stripped … more
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