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Diamonds Are Forever

Dave Travers is feeling the heat and it’s not because of his heavy gray wool uniform and light blue socks. He’s down two strikes and worried. The balls have come in hard and sharp, and Travers feels he should have been able to keep up with the velocity. He hasn’t. It’s only the first inning, but Travers and his Providence…

There Are No Atheists in Foxholes

Jeffrey Jencks is still shaking off his habits from Iraq. He checks an overpass again as he drives underneath looking for signs of ambush. Driving on Interstate 295 in Rhode Island a few weeks back, a deer hit his car like a bomb, and he had to remind his passenger, also a veteran, that it wasn’t an Improvised Explosive Device…

A Greenprint for your Life

You do your part: you turn off the water while brushing your teeth, you dutifully recycle your milk jugs. But the truth is: you’re no tree hugger. Guess what? You don’t have to be. There are a bunch of changes you can make in your daily life that will make an impact. And we’ve made it even easier. Following is…

History in a Bottle

Don’t be deceived by Mark Hellendrung’s frat-boy lair. Bottle cap fishing lures and Yoo-hoo logo baseballs may clamor for desk space, but this is part of the “Hells” seduction. Few people suspect the shark beneath his gum-chewing ease: the president of Narragansett beer has the business acumen without the power suit or attitude. By marketing the amber taste of nostalgia,…