As a transplant to Rhode Island, I've often noticed how unique this little corner of the United States can be! And after nearly 16 years living here, I'm still observing the idiosyncrasies of my fellow Rhode Islanders. A few of the biggies: Rhode Islanders don't leave. Rhode Islanders don't drive distances. And I have a sneaking suspicion that Rhode Islanders don't know where Rhode Island actually is. Check out my article in the Patch for more fun things to know about Rhode Islanders and see … [Read more...]
It’s Just Snow, People!
Every winter, after a few snowfalls, New Englanders participate in their favorite sport. No, it’s not hockey or skiing--it’s complaining. We loooove to kvetch about winter, snow, ice. And we’ve had some pretty intense winters the past few years, so I get it. However, as a writer, I have a strong hibernation tendency, so I looooove winter. Yes. I am crazy. But I honestly don’t mind when the world has to stop for a little while. We’re on the go, go, go, constantly. I see snow as Nature’s way … [Read more...]