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I just posted a job on INDEED for someone to provide assistance to my daughter, Marie, who is deaf and will be living alone. She has had a wonderful roommate/friend/support staff person who has … more
At one time, our ancestors were called to the task of patriotism through posters and newspaper alerts. "To all brave, healthy, able-bodied and well-disposed men in this neighborhood who have any … more
Over the years I've had lots of kinds of Thanksgiving celebrations. I grew up with 4 siblings, so every Thanksgivings was full of fun and lots of yummy food. I remember my mom dressing us up, one … more
Thanksgiving is the traditional time every year when we count our blessings, of which I have many. My children are all adults now and no longer my responsibility. Three of them have children of their … more
If you’re either working during it or crazy enough to shop for those pointless “deals”, everyone dreads Black Friday for obvious reasons. With this being said, Small Business … more
If you’ve been following my articles over the last few months, you know I’ve been busy with the sizeable collection of the late Andy Yanchus, who was a Marvel colorist for almost two … more
How to combat the daylight-saving time blues! It’s that time of year.  It’s dark by 4:30. Many people feel depressed.  This is a thing, called SAD or seasonal affective … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part 2 of a 3-part series At the beginning of the 20th century, 16 “lifers” were behind prison bars in Cranston, each charged with murder. Eleven of them would … more
Last weekend we went out to a restaurant that had music, a guitarist playing all the great Neil Diamond songs and other tunes from the 70s. Hubby and I, along with my friend, Paula, and her husband, … more
Jazz fusion is a musical style that has been going relatively strong for over half a century and in certain artistic circles the genre is held in high regard. With this being said, it doesn’t … more
I used to collect World War I Imperial German and U.S. arms and militaria. I’ve watched and read many books on the fighting that took place and studied the material culture. Over the past year … more
At first, I questioned if I needed to write this article, some of you might be bored just by the title. However, you would be surprised how many people come to visit us at Bruneau & Co. … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part 1 of 3-part series The state of Rhode Island claimed 16 “lifers” at the beginning of the 20th century, men who had been sentenced to spend the rest of … more
Thank-God, this week marks the end of this election season. I will be so happy to not have to listen to ad after ad, stretching the truth to make their point.  I’ve never been so … more
All my life my hair style has been casual, generally a perm to keep my hair somewhat curly, (although frizzy poodle curly is more often the result.) However, I went to a different hairdresser the … more
Around this time a couple years ago, Providence hip-hop band Toad & The Stooligans released their sophomore full-length album “Jesus Juice”. The record exhibits a bit of a gospel … more
Recently, during our travels, Hubby came down with an excruciating stomachache.  Alarmed that it might be appendicitis, we sought a hospital in Florida. Upon driving up to the Emergency Room … more
Near the waste gate of Arctic Mill, a group of young boys were swimming in the pond on the afternoon of July 28, 1892. Sighting what appeared to be a log floating along on the water, one of the boys … more
It seems like yesterday that the first-ever Rhode Island Comic Con took over the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, now known as the Amica Mutual Pavilion, during the … more
As we get closer to Veteran’s Day, I think of those who have served our country. Veterans I knew growing up, as well as those I know now or have worked with on archaeological projects or at … more
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