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The presidential primary season is already in full swing, with only five months till the Iowa caucuses. However, this primary season has already taken some unpredictable turns. The conventional … more
Timing is everything. I looked out and there was Captain Fredy Silva perched in this dinghy with a homemade double-ended paddle made from a two-by-three and a couple of squares of plywood tacked … more
In late June of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States presented two significant decisions that will affect American society for decades to come. One was regarding the Affordable Care … 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
Real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump, who is running for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, spoke caustic and inflammatory words about illegal … more
It was like Christmas on a grand scale. The boxes were waist-high and taped shut. The kids looked on anxiously as I took the kitchen knife and ran it along the seam. The lid popped free, exposing … more
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
PLANNING ANOTHER EVENT: Lauren Slocum helps pack …
I couldn’t find Lauren Slocum, but that really didn’t surprise me. For starters it was dark. And then judging from the dark forms spread out on the grass, there were hundreds of people. She … more
The now well-known saga of former Spokane, Wash., National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Rachel Dolezal has stirred great discourse on how an individual … 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
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