LOVE AND MARRIAGE

Thirty years ago, when my former husband, Dave and I were in our pre-marriage engagement stage, we had a boat we kept in Newport. It

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SURROUNDED BY BOOKS

SURROUNDED BY BOOKS Everywhere I look at my grandparent’s house, there are books. Not as many as there used to be as my grandfather realized

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL “Get Out!” my six year old brother at the time screamed at me. I was ten and in his room taunting him

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THE MORNING CONDUCTOR

THE MORNING CONDUCTOR Good Morning. said the silent statement from a sun speaking its early light from the east as we lay in bed. This

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A BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY

One happy chic at Union at Second Story Theatre last night. A BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY I have a unique inner circle of friends who have become my

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BEST LAID PLANS

BEST LAID PLANS My sleeping patterns have changed greatly since I have been thrust into surgical menopause almost three years ago this March. Where I

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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH JANE

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH JANE The last two Wednesday evenings I have somehow managed to carve out some time in this busy holiday season to hang

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BLUEBERRY CAKE

BLUEBERRY CAKE Dearest Michael, There is something about a recipe that is handed down from generations. Like Grandma’s HOT FUDGE SAUCE, the blur of the

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THE DAY AFTER

THE DAY AFTER July 4th in Bristol, RI every year is like a wedding. Like an engagement, the planning begins the day after the event

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