I have a two year old. A two year old that loves to color, paint, use chalk, and get colors all over herself, our hardwood floors, and the freshly painted walls. Therefore, I can’t let her near any creative mediums unless she’s in the tub. With Summer comes the marvelous opportunity to go outside and […]
This is really good news — and as such won’t get mentioned on talk radio or be the subject of Projo staff editorials: Rhode Island had the best record for worker safety in 2006, with the lowest rate of job fatalities, according to the annual Death on the Job report scheduled for release today by
Yeah: More than 98,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant at any given time. More than 17 people die every day because they are unable to get the organ transplant they need. David Gitlitz, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, was approached by seven different people offering to share
April is my birthday month, and I’m pretty excited about being way on the other side of 25. I’ve weathered the “quarter-life crisis” that Oprah started talking about just as I graduated from college. I’m done with it! Now, according to the London Times, another miserable period of malaise awaits me around my 35th birthday.
This is why you read the Dose, after all — cutting edge info on the search for extra-solar life. This is from friend-of-blog Steve, who’s in charge of figuring out which asteroids are dense enough to be blown up, Armaggedon style. MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-058 HUBBLE DETECTS ORGANIC MOLECULE ON AN EXTRASOLAR PLANET WASHINGTON – NASA
Which one is Ben Stein? Here he is in the Projo, going off on Darwinism. And here he is on O’Reilly: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWMGD1Dg6L8] Stein gets this right (while taking on the tone of the godless evolutionist Christopher Hitchens): Maybe we would have a new theory: We are just pitiful humans. Life is unimaginably complex. We are
Man, I hate jokes about Canadians — almost as much as I hate jokes about Jersey. But then, this seems like a story that’d be equally comfortable in either locale. Or in Providence: GABRIOLA ISLAND, British Columbia — Should a fourth human foot float ashore here in the evergreen Gulf Islands off the west coast
No more farts: ‘According to this week’s Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke’s on the boys as the penalty for “intentional farting” is now a detention. “Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,” the newsletter said. “It started out as a funny joke
The worst is yet to come. Though I’m a weirdo, so I like to think I hit rock-bottom years, or at least weeks, ago: The British and U.S. researchers found that happiness for people ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe follows a U-shaped curve where life begins cheerful before turning tough during middle age and then
Two-thirds of the Daily Dose used to live in the heck-hole at right. Best of times and worst of times and all that, leaving us with great fondness and resentment of the tape-art that adorned our walls and ceilings and floors and sometimes bodies. We’re happier with the medium now, for the apartment’s tortuous demise
By Timm Carney Departing just feet from the Intermodal RIRTA bus terminal in Kennedy Plaza at pole “E” the 31 Cranston eventually terminates feet into Cranston at the Brewery Parkade. This is my route. I live in the Armory and the 31 passes within a block from my place. All my RIPTA adventures start on
Mark Arsenault has a great, and relatively hard-hitting, interview with Bishop Tobin about gay rights. Some interesting questions, and some awkward answers: Gay couples married in Massachusetts say they are in love, and that their weddings brought them joy. Are those emotions real? I’m sure they’re very real. And I love all sorts of people
From the Projo– “Just give your money. Just give your money,” the knife-wielder barked at him, Carcieri related to the police. Instead, Carcieri threw his delivery bag containing two large pizzas and 20 chicken wings at the robber, ran to his parked car on nearby Admiral Street, and drove away unharmed.
Ian and Anchor Rising are in a debate of sorts about hidden fees, spurred on by Senator Frank Ciccnone’s legislation that’d limit overdraft bank fees to $5. This reminds us of the federal push some time ago — non-partisan, for what that’s worth (by a Repub and a socialist) — to limit ATM fees.