Following the Blackstone River

Despite hundred of years of industrial pollution, the Blackstone River Valley survives. A complex of rivers, tributaries, wetlands, forests, lakes and streams., the Blackstone River Watershed contains more than 30 dams  in its 46-mile length. This does not include dams on tributaries and other waterways, only those on the Blackstone itself. The watershed links two states and 24 communities. … Continue reading Following the Blackstone River

Let’s Remember: Memorial Day 2013

Bivouac Of The Dead, by Theodore O'Hara The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on Life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead. - - - Memorial Day … Continue reading Let’s Remember: Memorial Day 2013


We surprised everyone -- except ourselves -- when we announced our plans to honeymoon in Ireland. "Neither of you is Irish," they said, foreheads wrinkled. I'm not sure why people assume the reason to go to Ireland is to look for "roots." The Irish make the same assumption. While we were there, we were often … Continue reading DAILY PROMPT: JOURNEY – AN IRISH HONEYMOON


“He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon.” -- Old English proverb, dating to the 14th century. There has been an upsurge of interest in Jonestown over the past few years. This post went by with little notice when I wrote it -- about a year ago, I think -- but since … Continue reading DON’T DRINK THE KOOL AID – THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE