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The Temperature Sweet Spot

 September 24, 2014

We're having a last blast of summer heat. My air conditioner is running full bore, and I have an industrial-sized fan courtesy of the local Job Lot blowing directly on me. My cat, Wolfgang, is lying on the coffee table in order to take full advantage of this.

Block Island Goes to the Dogs—and One Cat

 September 10, 2014

One of the highlights of summer is my annual trek to Block Island. If you live on the shoreline you can zip up I-95 (traffic permitting) and head to the ferry that takes you to one of the best places on earth. There's something both relaxing and fun about Block...

Thank God for the Pod

 August 27, 2014

You never know how much stuff you have until you have to move it. You really never know how much someone else has until you have to move it.

The Big Holiday Blow Off

 August 13, 2014

So far this has been the year of the big holiday blow off. Circumstance has led me to hold off on, if not completely ignore, almost all major holiday celebrations. There hasn't been anything negative at work. I haven't been depressed. There hasn't been some sort...

You Can Go Home Again

 July 30, 2014

I live on the Connecticut shoreline and have been here for many years. In fact, I've been here for most of my adult life. Sometimes when the mid-summer sunset glows orange and I'm gnawing on a lobster roll, I think that there isn't a better place to live in the...

Summer Lovin’

 July 16, 2014

My niece is singing a song that she finds annoying. "It's from this commercial," she explains. "And I hate it!"

Traditional with a Twist

 July 2, 2014

There's nothing better than pulling something off with a dash of the unexpected.

Perfect Day

 June 18, 2014

Block Island might be the only place where you can get mugged by a llama. It's definitely the only place where you can get mugged by a llama and be okay with it. Everything is okay on Block Island.

The Yellow Blues

 June 4, 2014

The Yellow BluesCan I coin a new word? Last winter we all couldn't stop talking about the polar vortex. Now we're in the midst of a pollenpocolypse. Has some weather person already made this word up? Everything is blooming at...

Noises of the Shoreline

 May 21, 2014

It's morning. I'm up far earlier than I should be. My bladder and my cat Wolfgang are to blame. They set each other off, nagging at me until I can no longer ignore them. What is that noise, I'm thinking as I get out of bed. Why is that noise?...

Shoreline Truths

 May 7, 2014

Shoreline TruthsWhen I was a child I wasn't allowed to say the name of a certain friend of my parents. He was a nice guy, but he was a "talker." It was easier to get your leg out of a bear trap than to get out of a conversation with him. My...


 April 23, 2014

One dreary early spring day I get a Facebook friend request from someone I don't know. I click on her profile and check out her pictures. There are ones of children I've never seen before, but when I see a snap of her mother, I know instantly. This was a girl...

Hold That Thought

 April 9, 2014

It's spring, when all thoughts turn to...everything. I think this is my problem. I know I'm not alone, either. There are the three questions that keep coming up. If I'm not thinking one of them, someone is asking one of them out loud within my earshot.

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Ghosts of Groton Bank — 6:00 pm; Sat., Oct. 4

Tavern Night at the Hempsted Houses — 5:00 pm; Sat., Oct. 4

Klezmenschen in Concert — 3:00 pm; Sun., Oct. 5

Goshen Fall Fest — 9:00 am; Sun., Oct. 5

Manhattan Short Film Festival — 3:00 pm; Sun., Oct. 5

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — 2:00 pm; Sun., Oct. 5

Vettes at the Village — 11:00 am; Sun., Oct. 5

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