Mike Fink
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Sara Kaiser poses as a model at RISD and at the Providence Art Club. She is a delicate young woman with refined features. I met her when she worked as a home companion for a friend of mine who required hospice care and has since passed away. The … more
Well, I congratulated the Warwick Showcase for bringing us both “Magic in the Moonlight” and also “Calvary,” two movies that did not attract big crowds but offered stories with content as well as style. I have to add my best wishes to … more
Several summers ago, I spotted a graceful shape in an empty field, a leftover lot among the riverside shacks in South Kingstown. It was an abandoned skiff, a simple rowboat that had outlived its … more
Somehow a Florida golf ball found its way into my minimal luggage. I took it out on a whim and briefly bounced it among my receipts on my accountant’s table as I reviewed the events of the … more
We had an open porch facing the yard at our childhood home.  After the war, the G.I. vets looking for work closed it off and installed knotty pine panels from which we hung pictures and bas-relief decorations.  We called the narrow chamber … more
“Evangeline” – the romantic, tragic, poetic epic by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow we used to read in the Providence public schools  – is depicted on postcards, posters, clips from the eponymous Hollywood movie with Dolores del Rio in the title … more
“Was Elvis Jewish?” is the title of a new book of fun facts by an amazing author named Paulette Cooper. I met her decades ago, when she was a senior at Brandeis University, at a soiree on … more
I took my aunt Edith pretty much for granted while she lived just a few houses uphill from ours. We both eventually inherited our family homesteads and stayed put there.  When I was but a boy, Edith would babysit me. Throughout the war years, she … more
I’m not a rabbi, but I AM a “minister.” She sent me a legal document that declares I can perform a proper marriage ceremony – my alumna, who met a boy in Rome and brought him to her nice little cul-de-sac in Brooklyn. (The home purchased … more
She was a delicate beauty, a refined refugee from the rise of Nazism who took flight to stardom in the dreamland over the rainbow: Hollywood, USA.  Luise Rainer played poignant variations on the theme of her own early life: the loss of, and … more
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