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Time owns us. Fear not, this is not a philosophical column on our time spent on Earth, or indeed whether it extends beyond the boundaries of the world as we know it. I'm not ready to go there. So, let's start with the kitchen, my kitchen. The kitchen more
The faint odor of natural gas greeted me when I opened the porch door to the kitchen. I could hear Carol's greeting from the living room, and on my way through the kitchen I checked the stove burners. They were off. Dinner was ready to be turned on. I" more
By STEVEN FRIAS After the election, the state Department of Education released the results of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS), which mirrors the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The results revealed that only more
John Boiros removed his pin-studded cap to reveal, just as he said, that he doesn't have much hair. He does have a neatly trimmed salt and pepper beard, so that obviously was where he'd found enough hair to tie a fly that his fishing buddies claim is a more
The Lazy Susan was the final straw. For years, the corner cabinet spun in only one direction to expose half of its contents. That's just the way it was, although by wedging a knife - a butter knife, nothing sharp - where it bound and exerting some force, more
You’ve heard the expression, “Home is your fortress.” Well, I strengthened the bulwarks this Sunday. I had to; they were showing real signs of coming apart. It’s not that I fear an attack … more
There's nothing more patriotic than a parade on the Fourth of July. For Rhode Islanders it's the Bristol Parade and, more locally - say Warwick - it's the short walk to Lippitt Park for the Riverview neighborhood, albeit it wasn't on the 4th this year, more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO During the month of May, the attention of the General Assembly necessarily turns to the passage of a balanced budget. It is an important undertaking and one that impacts nearly every citizen in Rhode Island. Next month I will update more
A 12-minute set,” Bob announced to those in the locker room Saturday. There were incredulous responses. “How did you manage that? You really must have been on top of your … more
Cars were pulled into the snow banks on Narragansett Boulevard. It was still early, the cold gray dawn casting a monotone scene, or was it smoke? Heavy snowflakes fell. Hoses snaked down the step short section of Shaw Avenue that leads down to Edgewood more
What a fate. It's hard to imagine that I'm out of projects. I'm blaming it on another rainy weekend day. At this time of year when there's so much to do, I had the projects lined up from planting the garden, trimming dead branches and readying the pool more
It can be wonderful when the tide changes. Suddenly, what was impossible seems remotely achievable, and then with time and a combination of things - some might call it luck, and others may attribute it to the correct decisions, even skill - it is within more
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