Rosetta Stone for Rhode Island Directions

I was sitting in the lobby of the hotel, waiting for my friend, Instagramming pictures of chandeliers. The hotel was from a time gone by, restored to its original 1922 grandeur. It was from the age where industrial barons brought wealth to Rhode Island. Manufacturing...

Deep Dark Secrets in the Classroom

There are secrets that teachers should never reveal. I’m not talking about the three days you went to the beach pretending you had diarrhea. Not that. File that under “mental health.”  Never speak of it again. I’m talking about skills. Never...

Bad Parent Series: Things with Wheels Will Break Your Face

“I have some gifts for Declan. Ian doesn’t need them anymore.”  There were four things in the back of the car. A scooter, a skateboard, and a pogo stick–three things to make you fall on your face. The fourth thing, a pitchback, will hit you in...

Rhode Island 101 for Quora

I couldn’t resist answering this Rhode Island question on Quora. I tried to resist, but failed…Stewie made me do it. Being a foreigner from Connecticut, a state I can no longer afford, I feel dual allegiance. I was born and bred in Bridgeport, also known...