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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
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
“This is scary,” I said to Carol. She looked at me, questioning. I looked at my watch again. It was 3 a.m. Friday and precisely as forecast, it started to rain. How can they get it down … 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
“What kind of dog do you own?” I found the question out of left field as I and a lineup of reporters and TV cameramen stood in the shadow of a mountain of road salt, waiting for the governor … more
It's happened several times at different times of night. For no apparent reason I wake up with the feeling I'm being watched. The room is dark. The ticking of the bureau clock seems unusually loud. I slow my breathing and listen intently. It's then that more
Bread has been called the “staff of life” but not until visiting my son in Chicago over the weekend did I discover that it can also be the yeast of relaxation. Jack, Jen and their two children … more
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