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It takes a dog to understand the beauty of routine. I wish I had understood this sooner, but I'm a slow learner. Fortunately, Ollie is a patient teacher. A month didn't go by a couple of years ago without this column being devoted to the antics of our more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
There was no counting of the rings when she came down, but my guess is that the maple was more than 100 years old. The core to the tree was gone. We were left with a stump, a ring of wood 6 to 8 inches around a hole that dropped 2 feet below the surface more
There's a huge delta between the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Rhode Island's health care landscape. If a big out-of-state firm swallowed a major Rhode Island hospital group, more care would likely migrate elsewhere, with negative implications more
It pays off to glance every so often in the rear view mirror. Of course when you're on the road, it's good to know who might be bearing down on you whether an 18-wheerler, a speeding vehicle or a set of flashing lights. Figuratively, the look back gives more
Ever plan a party to only have a few of the expected invitees show up? Of course, parties are frowned upon - actually, depending on their size, not permitted - during these weird times. Besides, this wasn't a party in the classic sense, although to be a more
I got "sticked" Monday. It was painless. In fact, I was questioning when, after rubbing my arm with an alcohol swab, city wellness director Paula Ducharme was going to administer my first dose of Moderna vaccine. "That's it," she said dropping the needle more
Gina Raimondo may one day look back on last week as the time when everything changed. Raimondo has a shiny new high-profile gig as Commerce secretary in the Biden administration, where she'll be involved in everything from the Census and salmon more
It was a slow snow last week, the kind of storm we have not seen in many years. Usually if we get anything more than a dusting it arrives in the form of a nor'easter. The snow comes fast and furious, sometimes at the rate of more than an inch an hour. more
I had forgotten how awkward it is to be a teenager until I became a grandfather. The realization hit me Saturday soon after my son Ted, his wife, Erica, and their twin daughters, Alex and Sydney, arrived for an evening of Chinese takeout. While I visited more
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline has gone from working as a public defender in Washington, D.C., to prosecuting an impeachment case against the former president of the United States, Donald Trump. Although he was recruited by a well-known Wall Street law firm more
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