Why the Walk-Out Students Should Face Consequences

  Reuters/Shannon Stapleton You’re not going to read what you think you’re going to read, but I’ll give you a hint: I love teaching Transcendentalism. Henry David Thoreau, on whose writing Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela based their civil disobedience, said, “It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the […]

A 1956 Drowning

Piled high with pool noodles and inner tubes, I could hardly see the man who asked me, “Excuse me, ma’am. Is this Central Falls?” My family’s small plot of land backs up to a Woodmen of the World Insurance Company property, which is comprised of a summer camp, a small lake, a lodge, and a […]