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You won't find the Lake Monster Special playing locally or, for that matter, the trailer on the Internet. So I felt privileged to see a segment of the show last weekend featuring actors I immediately recognized as my grandchildren. What I saw had the more
Can you measure joy? Sure, you can sum up a vacation, a night on the town, an outing with friends as a “good time,” or a “great time.” And there are those times when you feel an uplifting, … more
It’s difficult to describe pain. I tried. “It’s somewhere near there,” I said pushing my hand on my back below the belt line, “it’s constant, although it’s not as bad sometimes as … more
There’s nothing quite as assuming as inviting yourself over for dinner. I found myself doing that this weekend, as Carol was away for a conference. "So," I asked of my son, Ted, “what have … more
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”– George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelistIn the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, after the … more
The distant thunder was troubling, but then it had become part of the July Fourth weekend. It didn't stop us from swimming, walking, paddle boarding and an evening campfire, although it was a challenge with everything so wet from repeated soaking. In" more
My brother-in-law stood back, looking at the nearly completed house. It was a shared dream that took root last year as a tree house. Emails bounced between the kids and the grandkids. Initially it was not much more than a platform in one of the many more
I didn’t ask the obvious, “Do you have a cell phone?” I’m sure Betty Law has one. Who doesn’t have one and who doesn’t think it perfectly natural to dial a number, or say “call” … more
The name jumped off the rooster of the 48 World War II and Korean veterans for the June 3 Rhode Island Honor Flight: Giovanni Migliaccio. Could he be related to the Migliaccios who once owned my house in Conimicut? I planned to find out by the end of the more
By HERB WEISS After seven years of vowing to repeal and replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, Congressional GOP efforts went down in flames on Friday when Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa more
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