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With half of her term already transpired, has Governor Gina Raimondo taken courageous political stands or has she preferred to focus on building a public relations portfolio? Every politician is driven by ambition. Ideally, a leader must find a pathway more
“Shoveling is the worst thing for you.” I didn’t say anything, knowing the explanation was to follow. “It doesn’t matter if it’s snow or dirt, people make the mistake of taking big … more
Not to be outdone by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a chance to receive national recognition, our Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed a free public institution tuition program for Rhode Island students. The Rhode Island's Promise Scholarship Program more
I fished for my phone, digging deep into my pants pocket. I expected it was Carol inquiring when I would be home and was surprised to find it was my son, Ted. “We’re going for a W-A-L-K,” he … more
Although I confess I have not been a supporter of our new President Donald J. Trump, even someone who has not had faith can appreciate a politician who actually seeks to fulfill his promises made on … more
Carol calls it the “stress reliever.” I’m not convinced that making lists can do that, but it is a start if there’s a lot weighing on your mind or a lot to be accomplished. I can vouch for … more
By LONNIE BARHAM Stop wrong-way driving deaths It's time to stop the killing! I'm talking about the deaths caused by vehicles being driven the wrong way on our busy interstate highways. An October 25 a Providence Journal article described the latest more
By LONNIE BARHAM Donald J. Trump was not my first choice, nor my second, third or forth choice, to lead the Republican Party into the November presidential election. Though I ultimately voted for him over Hillary Clinton and another eight years of weak, more
Throughout my lifetime, I have always looked forward to inauguration day. Whether my preferred candidate had succeeded or not, this unique in the world peaceful transition of power held a certain democratic beauty. Even if a new president's ideology did more
“Oh,” Carol said with a resigned sigh, “I was hoping to get one more night.” That was out of the question unless I wanted to get the ornaments out of the box and start redecorating. We … more
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