Monthly Archives: April 2013

To Sen. Harold Metts–Gays Are the New Samaritans

Dear Senator Metts, I am a Providence resident, just outside your district. I have been married over 30 years and work and care for my family here. I have seen you testify at the State House and quote from the … Continue reading

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Healers Doing Their Jobs

We have heard praise for the courageous first responders–the citizens who gave first aid, the police, firefighters and other professionals who tirelessly worked to restore the peace and safety of Boston. The nurses, doctors and other staff at Beth Israel … Continue reading

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Strange Days

Last night I hunched in my chair following the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in real time on Twitter. It is a tribute to American strength that he was taken alive, and I am relieved that he will not evade American … Continue reading

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Does the Second Amendment Include Backpack Bombs?

Amendment II A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. When the Bill of Rights was written the threat of a … Continue reading

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Movie Date With InfoWars

Who the hell are these fools, you may ask, reading on your intertubes about the alleged reporter who challenged Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at a press conference on the atrocity at the Boston Marathon. Dan Bidondi, a “reporter/analyist” (sic) for … Continue reading

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Nothing Happened

So today I woke up feeling good for the first time in a while. Maybe it’s Spring allergies or the burden of history, but I’ve been kind of down. It’s been a while since I woke up clear and energized. … Continue reading

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Not OK Ever

The vicious, cowardly bombing at the Boston Marathon. Like the Newtown murders of schoolchildren– something very bad that makes the world a worse place. Peace is not the absence of conflict, it’s something built brick by brick, and will have … Continue reading

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KFC New Scary Ad Campaign

Providence is getting a first look at the Kentucky Fried Chicken of the future– boneless and skinless. Any Ray Bradbury fans out there? Remember his short story, ‘Skeleton’? About the sinister doctor who lures a hypochondriac into his office and … Continue reading

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Informed Consent/Impossible Choice

The Providence Journal says that some Rhode Island babies were entered into a study that raises ethical concerns… R.I. babies part of study cited over risk disclosure Study looked at oxygen levels for early births By FELICE J. FREYER JOURNAL … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem Defends Kim Kardashian

Gloria is a veteran of culture wars from Congress to the supermarket tabloid rack. Journalist, social critic and pioneer of the second wave of American feminism. For that matter, it’s kind of cool to see Gloria Steinem in US Magazine. … Continue reading

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