Mike Fink
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I was born in the first year of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency. “This generation has a rendezvous with destiny” he declared in one of his fireside chats.  I was … more
I like to link all our holidays, major and minor, to the seasons of each year and to our life in general. As sure as the months rush by like traffic on Route 95, Hanukkah is coming, and I look … more
“It was in the bleak December and each separate dying ember cast its spell” … Edgar Allan Poe described the 12th month in such phrases. His elaborate verse has been recognized in France especially. He was translated by none other than the … more
They cut a fine figure and make a handsome pair – like a couple from a classic play or movie. Patricia is a painter with a studio in the Hope Artiste Village and is a distinguished member of the Providence Art Club. Jim has been a Realtor around … more
It wasn’t quite an ideal day for a cruise in Newport, but somehow it worked out splendidly. Patricia and her daughter, Liza, memorialized the life and the romance of Jim Weiss aboard the Rum … more
Jacob Crane, the Touro National Heritage Trust Fellow who spent this past summer studying at the John Carter Brown library, presented his research topic at a RISD Brown Hillel luncheon with a focus on “Ararat.” more
We label Israel “a lamp unto the nations” and light our homestead candles for memory, for the sanctity of the Sabbath, on holy days.   For our private and personal dwellings, we … more
It came and it went, after a generous spread of matinee showings at the Avon. And it was mercifully succinct, coming in at just a few minutes under the classic 90-minute tradition of Old … more
My eldest aunt had been, in the womb, a twin: I wonder if she was seeking her other, vanished, half, all through her 90 years and more and beyond. Minnie first appeared in Providence when she was – oh, my! –fifty! She stood on our front steps … more
We hired a cab.  It got a flat tire on the road from Puerto Plata to Sosua. We were heading for the downtown strip, between a hotel and a bank, where, hidden by a fence and a wall, there was a Jewish historical museum. And, right next door, a … more
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