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Sometimes I wake up and have no idea where I am. I search the room for clues, and think to myself this is how people struggling with Alzheimer’s must feel, as if searching for a misplaced shoe you lost a decade ago.Where the hell is my ship, my views, my hospitable porter?It’s disorienting to forget where you […]

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We had the amazing privilege of visiting Spain during the Thanksgiving holiday. It rose from the untimely observation that only one of our five chicks would be breaking bread with us for Thanksgiving. When Larry discovered his brother’s family was planning a trip to Madrid over the holiday we decided to tag along. I’m sure they […]

Sometimes you just go for it, because if you let fear determine your ability to live fully, you’re screwed. “We must risk delight, we must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” (A quote by Jack Gilbert from Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic)  So when the opportunity came up to take a […]

She is gentle, he is sturdy, and together they are a killer combo of divine providence. Of course I’m talking about the Arruda’s, of Providence, Rhode Island, and believe me when I say their accent alone will keep you captivated. Friendship is one of those rare and unique phenomenons. When you find it, you hang on […]