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I remember feeling very proud at age four-and-a-half. Practically ready for kindergarten, I knew my ABC’s, the days of the week, and that on Sunday nights at eight, I could see my TV pals Dan and Dick and those girls who danced with paint all over their bodies. In 1968 my parents allowed me to watch Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In, a show full of sexual innuendo and political satire.
I am the youngest of five, also known as ‘the baby.’ My parents referred to me as ‘the baby’ until middle school, maybe even high school. In my family, being ‘the baby’ held significant meaning: I was not allowed to hear bad news, witness any kind of family strife, or be disappointed. This meant that I played only a minor role in the actual family dynamics. Reality and I would not meet until many years later.
For me, the best…
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Join me on Thursday December 17th as I read with two fellow Rhode Island authors at Lively Literati at The Elephant Room, 2170 Broad Street in Cranston. The fun starts at 6:30.
Lively Literati is a monthly event at The Elephant Room, and this month we are celebrating Memoir. I will be joined by Connie Ross Ciampanelli, author of Journey to 10K – the. Of an older Novice Runner, and Deborah Tillinghast, author of the Ferry Home, which is about one of my favorite places in the world, Prudence Island.
Stop in for a snack and a drink and take a listen. There’ll be books on sale and an open mike for anyone who wants to share poetry, essays, stories, limericks, you name it.
Hope to see you there.
It’s comforting to know that in this world full chaos and evil there are bright spots. People who want to see children grow to be strong and confident. Take a look at Kevin Mulhern’s work with his children’s book Cody the Cloud, and if you like what you see come visit him and other Rhode Island authors at theARIA Book Expo on December 5th at the Lincoln Mall.
If you are interested in Rhode Island history, you may have already come across the work of Paul Caranci. If not, this post by Paul may inspire you to learn more about the author and the topic. He will be at the ARIA 3rd Annual ARIA Book Expo on December 5th. Stop by and meet him to learn even more about this beautiful, strange state that many of us live in.