A visit to Provincetown…

3 December, 2011

The first weekend of November we had a mini-roadtrip to the Cape with our friend Kate. I have been meaning to write about it, here I am in December just getting around to sitting down and collecting my thoughts. It was only a short weekend and only a couple hours from our house, but it […]

Love for Newport

24 July, 2011

Recently a good friend came up to Rhode Island for a weekend visit. Newport was on the short list of places that she needed to see, especially in the Summer. We went out on one of those harbor cruises that are thought of as being just for tourists. I see no reason to have attitude […]

for my birthday…

27 June, 2011

I got: – to go camping for the first time ever. – a really cute tent. – to go hiking and see really beautiful gorges and waterfalls in and around Ithaca, NY. – a really fun roadtrip with my favorite person in the world and my dog, with excellent music. through beautiful stretches of highway […]

top five places I’d rather be right now

3 November, 2010

(in many ways) 1. Living in a country where the following things were not a factor – a. Seemingly the majority of people having not even the most basic understanding of how government and economic systems work. b.  Extreme short-term memory problems. I had to hear people on the radio yesterday talking about things were […]

What I did in NY last weekend…

26 September, 2010

1.  Saw Perestroika (part two of Angels in America) at the Signature Theatre Company. This was good, not exceptional, but it did have some truly outstanding performances and moments.  It was very worth going to see and I would recommend that people do.   This is a play that I don’t ever get tired of seeing, […]

Road Trip!

4 August, 2008

Q: What’s heaven for you? A: Me and my wife on Rte. 66 with a pot of coffee, a cheap guitar, pawnshop tape recorder in a Motel 6, and a car that runs good parked right by the door. -Tom Waits (from this interview) Yesterday, after I got done with work, I went home and […]

The NYTimes did a 36-hours in Providence feature!

1 August, 2008

Yay! Here is an excerpt: AN Ivy League college, a cutting-edge art school and top-flight chefs have helped Providence shed its reputation as a Boston suburb. In recent years, Providence has not only seen a new convention center and a revitalized waterfront, but historic corridors have also been restored to their Revolutionary-era glory, giving the […]

The Magnetic Fields On Tour Again, This Fall!

21 July, 2008

Confession:  Even though they are one of my alltime favorite-favorite musical acts, I have never managed to catch The Magnetic Fields in concert.  Here are the dates listed so far + already on sale. 10-10 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre 10-11 Madison, WI – Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts 10-13 Dallas, TX […]

Link Love: Travel Wisdom From Vagabondish

9 July, 2008

Travel writing – especially off-the-cuff, budget, adventurous, creative, DIY, expat or vagabond and in many ways “alternative” travel –  is one of my favorite-favorite things to read.  Lately, I’ve been exploring blogs that are all about this kind of travel/lifestyle.  Since I was already a loyal reader of Nora Dunn‘s writing, I followed her to […]