Tweezing With The Enemy

Why is it when we're young girls going through puberty we're led to believe puberty starts and ends in adolescence? We trust in hormonal wars ceasing on the callow battlefield. Why doesn't anyone say, hey, you know how the hair on your body grows like crazy and in some strange places now? Yeah, well that starts up again... Continue Reading →

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American Graffiti

Random Acts of Tourism Rhode Island may be small, but I always discover new things when visiting. Last year, while hanging out in Narragansett, Bill and I decided to explore a new bike trail, the William C. O'Neill South County Bike Path. Under the Route 1 overpass off MacArthur Boulevard in Wakefield, we slowed as... Continue Reading →

The Space Between Us

From my window I notice the tiny girl with strawberry-blonde hair lag behind her parents while taking a moment to examine the grass under her feet. She’s aware of her mom, who looks back over her shoulder every few seconds, and inches away each time it appears they’re getting closer to one another. The mother... Continue Reading →

NYC’s Treasure Island

I’ve called Roosevelt Island home for the past four and a half years. It’s been named everything from Minnahanonck by the Native Americans to Hog Island by the Dutch and then Blackwell’s Island and Welfare Island before the renaming in 1971, honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Perhaps a more appropriate name would be Treasure Island. A somewhat mysterious, quirky Manhattan... Continue Reading →

Shortly after moving to New York City, I had the honor of meeting Maya Angelou. Unlike the random glimpses of celeb elite on crowded streets or in dark corners of restaurants, a simple author event turned into a powerful life lesson. It happened on the cusp of a losing battle with the New York public... Continue Reading →

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