On Ferguson and what I don’t know

Like many, I've gotten caught up in the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.  Regardless of whom is at fault, it's a tragedy. One of the things that disappoints me the most is the absolute close mindedness of many who have been following it. It is insane.  I challenged a bunch of people on … Continue reading On Ferguson and what I don’t know

My friend, homeless no more…?

Apparently, my homeless friend is in the process of getting a place to live.  The place he found is near the college he wants to start taking classes at. The amazing thing is that it took someone (me) to simply say to him that his situation is unacceptable - for him.  For six months, he … Continue reading My friend, homeless no more…?

Shanty Irish, Swamp Yankee, and some things are better left unsaid

When I was a young lad growing up I developed a keen interest in my ethnicity.  Rhode Island is one of those areas of America where people can maintain their ethnic character and culture while carry with it a sense of pride, all the while treating others of different ethnic backgrounds as family. I was … Continue reading Shanty Irish, Swamp Yankee, and some things are better left unsaid