It was supposed to be a Day of Fun. We were planning to throw our blankets down at Scarborough beach, drink some sort of summery orange-infused beer, soak up the sun, and relish in our last few days of freedom before work starts again. But after an interminable string of 90-degree days, the temperature suddenly … Continue reading Getting Lost in Arcadia with banjo-playing cannibals
The last time I wrote a blog was on Leap Day, the 29th day of February, which my friend Katie and I celebrated as if it were a holiday because “real life is for March.” Well…welcome to real life. As is tradition at the end of every year, I wanted to create my Top 10 … Continue reading …April Fools?
I heard that someone was getting married today, and my first reaction was, “That’s so special!” but then I thought of how unusual it is, in a practical sense. When do you celebrate your anniversary? Is your spouse going to make lame jokes after eight years that it’s only your “second anniversary, har har”? What … Continue reading Leap Day with a Dash of Hocus Pocus
I started to compose this blog on January 4th, as part of my annual tradition, and in the three weeks since I drafted the opening paragraph, I: I ended up in the ER. had to close my bank account because someone was creating fraudulent checks. found out a very special person passed away at the … Continue reading The Year of the New Decade
I don’t expect many of you to be reading my blog on Christmas Day. But this blog is actually a gift for my dad, so it must be posted today. And you get to behold it along with him! Looking back at this year’s posts, I realize I only cryptically discussed my Harper Lee Year … Continue reading For the Judge
In May of 2017 I began leading a writing workshop within the Providence Writers Guild, a group that had been meeting for years, and we needed a name to differentiate ourselves from the original group. Since we meet on Tuesdays, we decided to call ourselves The Tuesday Tipplers. (We intended to incorporate the word “writer/writing” … Continue reading A Writer’s Secret Santa: Most Amazing Gift Ever
I knew before I boarded the plane for Greece this year that I wanted to get a tattoo, but it wasn’t until a week into my trip that I knew what I wanted to get: a quote from Seferis, the Greek poet who was exiled from his home for 28 years. His quote is this: … Continue reading Getting a Greek Tattoo
Back in the day–when I walked uphill two miles both ways and wrote blogs on a regular basis–I felt less pressure to say something profound when I started a blog post, such as: “Hi, Readers. It realize it’s been 99 days since I last posted a blog, but I’ve been waiting until this very moment … Continue reading The Great Thanksgiving
I finally got the call that I’d been waiting for, the one I’ve been training for since graduate school, when I really perfected my craft of eating ice cream: I was asked to be a judge for the 2nd annual RI Food Fights Best Scoop Shop contest. Just a little background: RI Food Fights is, … Continue reading My Life as an Ice Cream Judge
(wait for it…) Yes, wait. The saying is true. Good things are happening and I think it’s time for my blog to get a facelift. I’m sensing a change—not just my address or current country (although that will be changing soon enough), but in the energy of the universe. This will be the summer of … Continue reading Good Things Come To Those Who….