INDEPENDENT: to be unconstrained by affiliations


Standing atop the magnificent State House of the State of Rhode Island is a statue created by artist George T. Brewster, and placed in this highly-conspicuous place in 1899.   Originally it was thought that a statue of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, should dominate the State House cupulo. But further  conversation led to […]

PATRIOTS: those who love their country and are not afraid to say so or to take whatever action is required to defend it


Today is Patriots Day.  If you live anywhere except New England you might be scratching your head and thinking you’ve missed something someplace.  But here in New England, particularly in Massachusetts and Maine, people take Patriots Day very seriously.   After all, today is the day they run the Boston Marathon! But there’s more to it […]