Opinion

Economic development games on Smith Hill

Economic development games on Smith Hill

We are constantly told we need to be a data driven society, that science and innovation can help us solve problems. So I ask the folks in the media and on Smith Hill, how come this is different? How come the facts are ignored in this public debate? Does the ideology of capitalism trump facts?

Thanksgiving was harder this year

Thanksgiving was harder this year

My grandfather died six years ago at 96 and I didn’t know until he was well into his nineties that our family had a secret. In order to keep the peace and keep his relationship with his three daughters and their children and grandchildren, we never talked about politics.

Eliza Sher (and her daughter)

Grim Wisdom talks with Eliza Sher

This week on the Grim Wisdom podcast I sit down with Eliza Sher, a RI psychotherapist working in Providence. (Yes, I’ve had her on before, but this time we were drinking!) Topics include current events in RI politics, as always, but also the dark places in the human psyche and the stories we tell ourselves about who […]