One of the best things about living in my part of New England is the number of old mill buildings that still exist. A fair number of them have been converted to condos or offices, but Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket has preserved both the Slater Mill and its sister site, the Wilkinson [...]
I hate cemeteries. I always have. They are stark, cold, strange places where people come to hang their heads and stare at a headstone. I feel no solace in a cemetery even though I lost my parents when I was in my 20s and that’s the only place I can connect with them now. You [...]
I’ve been meaning to visit the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI, for a few years now and finally got to it. The Spectacular, which runs from October 3 to November 3 this year, features over 5,000 jack-o-lanterns representing all parts of the country. The artistry on these pumpkins is [...]
I found out on Sunday that a former neighbor from my childhood had passed away in August. Mrs. Bernice “Bernie” Erb passed away at the age of 87. She and her husband, Ed, lived across the street from my childhood home in the South. They were the epitome of kind, understanding, giving people. Growing up, my family [...]
I got word this weekend that I’m invited to a #NASAsocial event for the MAVEN launch. The launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) will be at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is my third NASA Social – the first to see the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2011 and the [...]
Going back to school for a degree has been on my mind for well over a year now, except I couldn’t figure out a degree in what? I know I’m not an MBA-type, nor am I an English Lit-type, and I’m definitely not a Math or Science-type. I also had to decide whether I would [...]
We arrived in New Hampshire for Columbus Day weekend ready to do two things: hike in the White Mountains and ride the Conway Scenic Railroad train. My husband likes trains and had wanted to take a ride the past several times we visited [...]
This Columbus Day weekend, we jetted up to New Hampshire with the other leaf peepers to enjoy the nice weather and the fall foliage. We had some great hikes over the weekend, with the Great Hill Fire Tower in Tamworth and Arethusa Falls in Bartlett being two of them.