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My grandmother should have been in my seat. She would have at home with the low light over the semi-circle felt-covered table. She would have been watching the cards of the other players and, in … more
The illogic of bigotry has always tainted and diminished all societies throughout world history. Whether that prejudice was directed against the Jewish people, those who descended from the continent … more
Some decisions have to be made in split seconds, such as when you’re doing 35 mph and the traffic signal turns yellow. Do you slam on the brakes, or pray you make it? No one choice fits every … more
In what has been perhaps the craziest presidential primary season in American history, the improbable and the unlikely have led the polls. Whether one examines either the Democrat or the Republican … more
Some days start off in a fog and end up with a clear horizon. That was literally the case Friday. Temperatures in the 50s and even the 60s were totally out of place for the day after Thanksgiving. … more
The terrorists’ attacks in Paris, France, sent shockwaves across the globe. These low-tech yet devilishly effective assaults on the residents of Paris, which resulted in 130 deaths and over 350 … more
Lynne Taylor didn’t have to tell me she was concerned. Lynne has worked for the Beacon for more than 30 years and only a few times have I seen her look as troubled. Something had to be terribly … more
Since I had arrived in the Ocean State some 36 years ago, I have been confounded and frustrated by the bloated character and inefficient manner in which our government has operated. According to … more
My daughter, Diana, has a gift for giving. You never know what to expect when a package arrives from Wyoming. Well, actually, you can expect to find some treats, usually something chocolate, and her … more
The odyssey of Republican candidate Ben Carson’s life is a chronicle of great successes, questionable beliefs, and quizzical statements – an African-American kid from often embattled Detroit, … more
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