River birch is beautiful and big

River birch is beautiful and big

It’s hard to resist the distinctive peeling bark, dappled shade and constantly rippling leaves that make birch trees so easily recognized. Winte...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


A plea to bosses: Leave loudly

“I’M LEAVING THE OFFICE TO PICK UP MY CHILDREN,” the boss announced, none too quietly, as he skedaddled out the door at (gasp!) 4 p....

October 2nd, 2017 |  


The love affair between Dems, big business

The relationship between the Democratic Party and big business this year has all the makings of a good romantic comedy. Based on their histories and ...

October 1st, 2017 |  



The ‘Blade Runner’ curse and the overestimation of corporate might

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the “Blade Runner” curse. If you’re familiar with the 1982 sci-fi cult classic starrin...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Sessions’ stance on campus speech may pander to the right, but it’s also correct

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a powerful message this week in support of free speech on college campuses, warning that the American univers...

September 29th, 2017 |  


We were idiots then

We were such idiots then.That realization is, if you are a guy, an unavoidable hazard of seeing the new movie, “Battle of the Sexes.” The...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Doctors are fine, but it’s nurses we love

People like their doctors, but patients love their nurses.“I was preterm labor with my first kid,” is how my friend Karen Dahl describes t...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Landscaping terms to know

Landscaping terms to know

As we bid landscaping installation, much conversation transpires. Many terms come up and you and I should both know these horticultural terms. Here ar...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Program should be expanded, not killed

It’s wrong that millions of Americans can face destitution simply because of where they live.To ensure every person living on America’s f...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Puerto Rico: The urgency of now

A Rhode Island congressman took to the U.S. House floor Wednesday to implore President Donald Trump and Congress to speed up aid to Puerto Rico follow...

September 28th, 2017 |