Category Archives: Providence

We Shall Overcome Abortion

It’s not unusual to see grisly signs and picketers outside the clinic. This Saturday, October 10th, The Diocese of Providence and Rhode Island Right to Life sponsored a demonstration in conjunction with a national campaign to defund Planned Parenthood. ‘Pro-life’ … Continue reading

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Problems in Morality- A Novel Solution to The Heinz Dilemma and Other Stuff

Nurses are required to get continuing education. This month’s class was Ethics. I sat around a table with co-workers debating moral challenges – little white lies, getting extra change at the supermarket, etc. I kept my head down, suppressing an … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, December 22, 2014

Some years ago a saint lived in Providence, Mahaghosananda, who comforted his people in the refugee camps of Thailand, and in the Cambodian Diaspora in South Providence. His message was lovingkindness. I don’t know what he would say to the … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, August 17, 2014

Today’s image is The Hummingbird Palace at Lippitt Park. Who says we can’t have nice things in the city? This public art work by Esther Solondz interacts with nature as vines grow up the trellis and hummingbirds and bees come … Continue reading

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New Moon Journal Entry

I stopped by the Asian restaurant for some takeout– not too crowded yet. A tall, skinny white man with grey hair and a scruffy beard was standing at a table near the front. He was wearing a blue scrubs shirt, … Continue reading

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So, When You Going to Get Married?

Gay Pride Providence was the best parade I have ever seen by far. The first Gay Pride march was in 1976. I’ve marched in a few with several dozen people around the downtown. I remember one year we were so … Continue reading

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Exploring the Wilds of Cranston with the Urban Pond Procession

Being a fan of urban possibilities, brass bands and street theater, I try not to miss the annual Urban Pond Procession. This year’s parade started at Alvarez High School, where the kids were setting a rhythm with instruments made, found … Continue reading

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Cars Suck

Centuries ago, a young man said something to me I’ll never forget. “Cars suck.” This was so long ago that “suck” was a rather shocking word, but something in my soul responded to that totally original statement. Yes, I hate … Continue reading

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Future City at Urban Pond Procession

A lovely day to kick off the Urban Pond Procession events. June 1st the motley crew of students, neighborhood residents, hipsters and bicycle anarchists–if we’re lucky there will be brass bands and giant monsters– will walk the route of the … 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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