Still Marching

Still Marching

By Bob Houghtaling Close to seven years ago I wrote an article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington.  While thinking about Reverend King’s upcoming birthday I thought that...
Op/Ed: Protect Historic Properties Like 32 Exchange Street

Op/Ed: Protect Historic Properties Like 32 Exchange Street

By James Patrick Gorham On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the East Greenwich Planning Board will meet to decide on whether or not to move ahead with approval of a proposed multi-family development at the Cromwell-Salisbury House at 32 Exchange St., a historic home in our...
112 Mercer Street

112 Mercer Street

Above: The author in front of 112 Mercer Street – aka The Albert Einstein House – in Princeton, New Jersey. By Bob Houghtaling Dietrich Bonhoeffer stated, “If you board the wrong train it is of no use running along the corridor in the opposite direction.”...
Just Give Me the Facts! Let Me Form My Opinion!

Just Give Me the Facts! Let Me Form My Opinion!

Above: Alan Clarke, far left, with the float for the then-Rhode Island Pendulum that was part of the sprawling East Greenwich Tercentenary Parade in July 1977 (read more about the celebration here). By Alan Clarke In 1960, A. J. Liebling, noted journalist associated...
Newtown’s Snow

Newtown’s Snow

Above: Jeff Stevens captured this photo of EG residents sending love to the residents of Newtown, Conn., in 2012.  By Bob Houghtaling On December 14, 2012, twenty-six people lost their lives in Newtown, Conn., due to a mass shooting incident. Twenty of those...
Things Unseen

Things Unseen

By Bob Houghtaling Many spiritual traditions are celebrated during the late fall and winter months. People all over the world gather to observe and reflect upon things not seen but deeply believed. While debates take place over which belief is ‘truth’ there is no...