Don't everyone thank me at once.

Friday Five: Favorite Northern Cities
  1. Newport, Rhode Island
  2. Boston, Massachusetts
  3. Ithaca, New York
  4. Bristol, Rhode Island
  5. Old Greenwich, Connecticut
My Dad’s Personal Blizzard

My dad’s birthday is December 20th. This year Mother Nature’s gift to him was a tremendous snowstorm that blanketed much of the East coast. He took some terrific photographs of the area around his home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Here’s a sample:

There Are Places I Remember

There are places I remember In my life … though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments … I miss my grandmother’s house sometimes. It’s interesting (to me, at least) because I’m not normally one to “miss” anything or anyone. People come, […]

Gagne On Guard!

Heartland USA (Magazine of the American Outdoor Lifestyle), has an article about the Coast Guard in its “Lifestyles” section. The tagline is, “In the state with the smallest stretch of coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard’s motto — Semper Paratus, “Always Ready” — routinely gets tested in big ways.” That’s my little brother cruising the (very […]

An Ex-Husband

When I visited New England last month, I got to spend some time with my little sister, Michelle. She’s my dad’s daughter from his second marriage, so she’s my half-sister. I was surprised to learn that she thinks that she will be married more than once. It’s a given. She’ll get married, she thinks, one […]