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“Cousin.” The “secret word” had me flummoxed. How was I to draw a picture that would convey that word to the player at my right? The rules prevented me from using any words or numbers. I … more
113th Saint Mary's Feast this week Fun times are head this week and next weekend with the 113 St. Mary's Feast in Knightsville. Held on the corner of Cranston St. and Phenix Ave., the festival will be open this Wed-Fri from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 more
The king has arrived, so watch out. I'm not talking about city or state politics. Rather this is the king fisher. They're magnificent birds that look to have been designed for aerial combat - the F-18 of the avian world. With a proportionally long beak more
It has surely happened to all of us, so I suppose that's comforting. But at the moment your screen goes blank and your work disappears, that's of little consolation. How did it happen? What combination of keys were mistakenly hit to cause this? And it more
My son, Ted, fell in love Sunday. So did I. She was green, not even a teenager, but she was wise for her age. You could tell she knew a thing or two - a bit of grit here and there was a giveaway - and that she had been well cared for. There were no more
“Did you hear that?” I stopped, Ollie tugging on the leash to carry on. The woods were quiet. Ollie was anxious, his hunting instincts had kicked in. A deer had crossed our path early on … more
I never would have seen the face of Army Captain Ralph Harting III of Union Lake, Mich. or met Buddhist monk Kan Thy if it hadn't been for the wind Friday afternoon... more
We can all use a platform. I'm not thinking of politics, although this is the time of year candidates declare their candidacies and roll out a platform. But having a platform to start from is essential, and this winter has made that especially difficult. more
It's time that I consult a dog whisperer, if there is such a person. I thought I pretty much knew what Ollie was thinking until the other morning. Now I'm wondering if he's psychotic. Or have I triggered some genetic switch like a broken record - more
You guys know Ollie. He’s been the subject of many columns. He’s a spotted coon hound we adopted from the East Greenwich Animal Protection League some five years ago, maybe longer as we have lost … more
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