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I wanted to forget winter, but the earth reminded me otherwise. Perhaps I was foolish to think it was the time to plant the dahlias, but sun drenched the yard Saturday and in years past I've planted the tubers as early as March. I found the green plastic more
By HERB WEISS ks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 National Population Projections, released last month. By 2030, older people are projected to outnumber children. In the next twenty years, 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
By HERB WEISS For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass $277 billion, which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the 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
A laugh can be the best cure. That seems difficult to comprehend when times are tough and the situation is hardly a laughing matter. Laughing seems cruel on such occasions, cold hearted and insensitive. Yet humor can provide such release. I didn't know more
“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
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
By HERB WEISS Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island's fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer's disease, called by some as one of the `biggest epidemics in medical history.' Last Wednesday, he announced $30,000 in grants secured more
You must have had this happen: You sit down to dinner, pick up your fork and before you even get a bite, the phone rings. In our case, it's a 50-50 chance that it's our daughter Diana, who has just gotten out of work half a country away in Jackson, more
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