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This past week, the House of Representatives in Washington DC passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Afterward in the White House Rose Garden, a Republican orgy of more
The thought occurred to me as I stood on the roof during a break in Saturday's showers and reached to clear the gutters that were still spilling over. What could go wrong? The soles to my shoes are ribbed. I had good footing. The roof has a modest pitch. more
The 45th President of the United States Donald John Trump has experienced little success thus far in his first 100 days in office. That reality is reflected in the president's sad approval rating statistics. Of course, one might argue that the one more
Simple, or so I imagined. Addressing leaky faucets was a skill my father taught me at an early age. It wasn't that he set out to teach me but it was a lesson I learned from watching him. It started with a trip to the cellar to retrieve a gunmetal gray more
Last Thursday, the City Council of Providence unanimously passed a new public safety ordinance called the “Community Safety Act (CSA).” After a an Attorney General review and a second council … more
Singing happy birthday over the telephone has become a family tradition. There's good reason, of course. With my daughter in Wyoming and my son, Jack, in Hong Kong, it's not exactly easy to celebrate birthdays in person. But even with Ted, who lives in more
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