Summer Delights

When I was a kid, the pleasures of summer were many: long, lazy days filled with library books; pulling a pair of shorts over my swimsuit to get “dressed”; eating huge slices of watermelon while the juice dripped down my arms; … Continue reading

Beavertail State Park

A Trip to South County

I just spent a week in a rented cottage in Wickford, a village of North Kingstown. It is 30 minutes south of my home on the East Side of Providence. It was one of the best vacations I have ever … Continue reading

View from bike path on I-195

Fun in Providence, part 2

I know there is too much of a good thing when it comes to wine and chocolate, but is there such a thing as too much fun? I don’t think so, but living in Providence is definitely testing my limits! … Continue reading

Up Close on Hope Festival Ballet Providence

Fun in Providence, part 1

I’ve been fortunate to live in Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Hartford. Luckily, the pleasures of each of those cities are also available here. Providence has the same artsy energy as Miami (admittedly minus its go-go international flavor); an abundance of great … Continue reading



My first visit to Olneyville, one of Providence’s oldest neighborhoods, was an early-morning run to pick up two doors from L. Sweet Lumber Company. Luckily no one was behind me as I crept along, agog at the many once-grand homes … Continue reading



Not long after I moved to Providence, my father, who grew up in nearby Bristol, flew in from Florida for a visit. Among other things, he wanted to see what remained of the Union Wadding textile plant in Pawtucket where … Continue reading