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The Coast Guard vessel looked like it meant business. Red and blue lights flashed; crew dressed in navy blue, black boots and carrying sidearms stood on the deck looking in our direction. We couldn't have doing more than five knots, certainly not enough more
When Donald John Trump was inaugurated, Americans hoped for the best. However, Donald Trump's business and public record of being a charlatan, an adulterer, an embellisher, a serial user of bankruptcy protection against creditors, and an impetuous and more
Scott Avedisian has defied all rumors about his political future up until last week, when he confirmed he would accept the role of chief executive offer at the Rhode Island Transit Authority. I've lost track, but it goes back at least a decade when more
Most Rhode Islanders, who do not have some sort of umbilical cord connected to our government, want desperately to vote for a real reform-minded candidate for governor. Unfortunately, voters are … more
Midnight rides can be the worst and, then again, they can be the best. Actually Ted and I got on the road while it was still light, but we knew this was going to be a long haul and it wouldn't be until the early morning hours that we'd reach our more
I should have listened to myself, but I didn't. With the prospect of saving a few seconds, I didn't delay in answering the prompt about whether I really wanted to delete all the images on the camera. After all, I had copied them to a file, which was more
“Maybe you should take him out before the fireworks.” I hadn’t thought about it, but Carol was right. Ollie needed to get out before it turned dark and the neighborhood rockets common at … more
You know we're getting used to this. So, the forecast was for a powerful nor'easter with high winds, lots of rain and ending with an inch to two inches of wet snow. That apparently didn't trouble too many. After all this is New England and, as we know, more
“I’ve got to fit it,” I said. “That should be the family motto,” replied Carol. She had a good point. We’ve have lots of things that should get fixed, but somehow even though there … more
Bushy eyebrows. You're probably wondering what that has to do with anything, least of all a birthday party. That is until you meet cousin Nicholas. He's got the wildest eyebrows of any of us in the family. I can't say that for certain, for unquestionably more
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