CHRISTOGRAM: a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ


Christmas gets more and more contentious every year.   Last year we in Rhode Island suffered through the silliest conflict between the Governor, Lincoln Chafee, and citizens of this fair state.   It revolved around the fact that the Governor referred to the decorated tree in the State House as a “Holiday Tree” instead of a “Christmas […]

YULETIDE: of or pertaining to the Christmas season.

Well, no matter what you call it, this is Christmas morning.  There is an unexpected dusting of snow on the lawn and on the trees, giving it an old fashioned Christmas look, and the smell of wassail greeted us as we awoke this morning.   What more could you ask for? Last night at the Christmas […]

IDEOLOGY: the body of belief that guides in the establishment of policy

At the top of the State House in Providence, Rhode Island, stands the statue of “The Independent Man.”   It is a revered statue that symbolizes the ideology employed at the time of the establishment of the state.* Roger Williams and his followers came to the land to be known as “The State of Rhode Island […]