TURNPIKE: a highspeed highway, usually with toll booths


We drive long distances a lot.  Unlike our New England neighbors, a long-distance drive for us is usually more than a hundred miles.  Here in Rhode Island, a 25 mile “trip” calls for making overnight plans for many people. It is not unusual for us to travel 8-12 hours in a day when we journey. […]

WAR: my lengthy commentary on a controversial subject by Jed Waverly

It seems like a no-brainer to me today as I think about it carefully.  In fact, it makes me feel like a real idiot that I haven’t been clearer about it in the past.   But today I am taking a break from my work and just thinking.    I read both newspapers in the morning and […]