Opinion

Opinion: Sony Appeases North Korea
December 19, 2014 No Commentby

Opinion: Sony Appeases North Korea

North Korea is one of history’s most brutal, irrational, vicious, and cruel regimes. The so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ...

Ask Brilliant Cliche and the Granny Doctor: I Can't Pee In Public!
December 10, 2014 No Commentby

Ask Brilliant Cliche and the Granny Doctor: I Can’t Pee In Public!

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, This is a bit embarrassing, but it’s bothering me and I really want to do something ...

Alt-Parenting: The Elf Must Die
November 25, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Parenting: The Elf Must Die

December 26, 2013: I wake up in a cold sweat. My heart is racing. Panic sets in. It’s the Elf ...

Make Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
November 6, 2014 No Commentby

Make Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

When my husband and I were dating, I decided to replace his holey pajama pants with a handmade pair. I ...

This Veterans Day, Don't Thank a Veteran
November 5, 2014 No Commentby

This Veterans Day, Don’t Thank a Veteran

In thinking back on the days of Easy Company, I’m treasuring my remark to a grandson who asked, “Grandpa, were you ...

Don't Hate the Shopper, Hate the Game
November 5, 2014 No Commentby

Don’t Hate the Shopper, Hate the Game

If the thought of the holiday season fills you with an icy, quivering dread, if the sound of silver bells ...

What's in a Vote?
November 3, 2014 No Commentby

What’s in a Vote?

The election 2014 is nigh upon us, and I’ve been contemplating the Mayoral race more than any of the others. ...

Time to Vote
November 3, 2014 No Commentby

Time to Vote

Other voting thoughts: Vote Bob Healy in the Governor race – not so he’ll win, but so he’ll get a ...

Profiles in Tribulations -- Alfred Dente for Governer
November 3, 2014 No Commentby

Profiles in Tribulations — Alfred Dente for Governer

Rhode Island is at a crossroads. A fumbling economy that can’t seem to get itself on track, corruption everywhere, and ...

Not So Great Gatsby: The Diminutive Demon of Dorrance Street 
October 21, 2014 No Commentby

Not So Great Gatsby: The Diminutive Demon of Dorrance Street 

Dear Nick, Imagine this: a pudgy, tiny, toupee-sporting man hatches a cocaine- and alcohol-fueled plot to recover his divorce settlement ...