Tag Archives: Rhode Island

Valentine’s Day Story #2: The Spitball Valentine

In the 6th grade, I was passionately in love with a boy named Andrew Wright. My love for him had begun to blossom tentatively in the fifth grade, but the sensation that exploded in sixth grade was real love, no … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rhode Island’s first poet laureate, Michael Harper

“My poems are rhythmic rather than metric; the pulse is jazz; the tradition generally oral; my major influences musical; my debts, mostly to the musicians who taught me to see about experience, pain and love, and who made it artful … Continue reading

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#TBT Sisters on an island

This picture was not posed. And I just happened to be there. This isn’t a cell phone picture. It was a “real” camera, so I’m just glad I got it. My sister Jean taught school out on Block Island for … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Graveyard by the sea

One of the places I spent a lot of time during my month out on Block Island was the sloping graveyard overlooking the sea. It was such a beautiful peaceful spot, and the gravestones are old, like historically old. The … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Sparkler

My niece Pearl with a sparkler. This was a couple of years ago at a Memorial Day barbecue. It was already pretty dark – hence, the blurriness. I still love it, though. It brings up a lot of sadness, though, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, part 2

5 minutes away from where I grew up. I love this farm. It looks different every time you look at it. As long as I can remember, these fields were corn fields, and so you could chart the progression every … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

Near where I grew up. Right down the road, really. They’ve been growing corn there as long as I can remember, and when I would drive home for visits over the years, you’d see the corn at different stages of … Continue reading

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Where I’m at

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that … everything has changed for me in the last couple of months. I have alluded to it here but as is pretty obvious I don’t write explicit personal diary stuff … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Snowy rowboat

Another one of the photos I took during my time out on Block Island. It was FREEZING. So cold that the ocean around the harbor actually froze – something I have never seen in all my years as a Coast-living … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Frozen sunset

This is a glamorous sunset over Sachem Pond, out on Block Island. It was January and the pond was frozen solid, an expanse of white. The weather out there is crazy vivid. In your face.

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