Wall of Hope

One of the most stunning tributes in Rhode Island to the events of that day is the Wall of Hope.  Any Rhode Islander who wanted to add a tile to the wall had the chance to.  It started with groups of school children and quickly mushroomed to include all kinds of groups: social, faith-based, schools, businesses. … Continue reading Wall of Hope

You Don’t Live In Guam! You Live on The Other Side of the City, for Goodness Sake!

Not a statement I would expect to hear on a Saturday morning at my local Panera while having coffee with  my sister and aunt.  But, indeed, I heard just that.  While chatting away over my orange scone and hazelnut coffee I noticed that my friend Lynne was coming into the restaurant.  I've written about Lynne … Continue reading You Don’t Live In Guam! You Live on The Other Side of the City, for Goodness Sake!

Smells Like Summer To Me

S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer? This one is a tough call.  Living in the Ocean State (a.k.a. Rhode Island), the smells of summer are many.  Clam cakes and chowder at George's in Galilee, low tide at … Continue reading Smells Like Summer To Me

Get Your Job Here!

This will be a quick one today.  I've had one of the longest days in my very short career (so far) as the Vice President of Human Resources.  Today, I did my first job fair to recruit high quality talent to our agency.  It was a bit hit and I'm super excited to find jobs … Continue reading Get Your Job Here!

We Built This City (Writing Prompt)

What do you love most about the city / town / place that you live in? What do you like the least about it? If you were mayor, what would be the most important problem you’d tackle? How would you tackle it? I've lived in Warwick, Rhode Island for the majority of my life.  My … Continue reading We Built This City (Writing Prompt)

A Reception

Have you ever been to a doctor's office, approached the reception desk, and felt as though you were imposing on the person behind the desk?  Especially if there is a glass partition between you and the person who's meant to be greeting you.  Honestly, the time spent waiting your turn when a doc is running … Continue reading A Reception

A Story of Strings

The photo challenge this week is about sharing a three-picture story.  I took a look back in my archive of photos I've taken with my phone and these three stood out for me. Last Fall my husband and I went to an indoor farmer's market.  It's a well-known one in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at the … Continue reading A Story of Strings

Driver’s Ed

We were sitting tonight watching the Big Bang Theory, the episode when Sheldon is forced to learn how to drive because no one can stand being his chauffeur.   It got me thinking about how I learned to drive.  I've mentioned before that I learned to drive a "standard" and had help from Lynne in that … Continue reading Driver’s Ed

Fan Page!

There are many New England Patriots fans cleaning up their living rooms, game rooms and dens, from the nachos, 7-layer dips, wings, and beer, that was part of the game-time tradition for today's championship game.  I too am a fan although not as big a fan as others in my family; but I too am … Continue reading Fan Page!

Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!

Today's Daily Prompt at Word Press: Ripped from the Headlines, sounded like a real challenge, something to really get my creative juices flowing, so to speak.  Here is it: Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post. … Continue reading Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!