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This I Believe Rhode Island: Normalcy

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All of us have grown weary of the steady diet of dreadful news that saturates radio and television broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and social media ale...

All of us have grown weary of the steady diet of dreadful news that saturates radio and television broadcasts, newspaper headlines, and social media alerts: terrorist bombings, mass shootings, gang violence, urban riots.  The list seems painfully unending.  Yet most of us somehow march through our days with a remarkable sense of normalcy and nonchalance, albeit perhaps with at least a hum of anxiety about when the next shoe will drop.  For many, making sense of this stark juxtaposition – the ever-present awareness of international and national horror that sits alongside our relatively prosaic lives – poses an existential challenge, which is certainly the case for Noel Rubinton.


Noel Rubinton, a Brown University graduate, is a Providence-based writer and communications consultant.

This I Believe Rhode Island: Normalcy
This I Believe Rhode Island: Normalcy