Fran Ostendorf
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If you have more nights than usual scheduled with meetings that you absolutely have to attend this month, then you know it’s annual meeting season. Geraldine Foster wrote about the history of these annual meetings in our last edition. More … more
I am surrounded by smart people who are never at a loss for words. Friends, family members, colleagues are all capable speakers with lots of valuable things to say. I, on the other hand, start … more
Everyone I know has a bucket list. I have to admit, I have a small one. It’s  perhaps not as extensive as some of my peers. I’ve kept my list small so it will be manageable. It’s especially focused on New England. At one time, … more
I spent a number of years working from my home office. On snowy mornings, I could get up, walk into another room and never worry about who was going to clear the driveway or how I was going to get down the street. No such thing as cabin fever or … more
Those lazy days of summer really are hazy this year.  Seems like we’ve been suffering with the infamous Triple H – hazy, hot and humid – for days now. And while I’m not … more
The heat and humidity remain, but the calendar says late August, and that can only mean summer is winding down. There are still plenty of days left for outdoor activities, but only a few more … more
As we put together the annual camp issue of the newspaper, it’s snowing outside. I’m not too fond of snow. Rather than building snow forts, sledding or skiing, I obsess about clearing … more
This is a goal-driven time of year. With the start of the new year, many people set goals for themselves, their household, their company or organization. A new year can means … more
As I sit down to introduce myself to you, I reflect on the past week and our Pesach gatherings. Myfamily hosts many such holiday gatherings, both religious and secular. But our extended family doesn’t just travel from other points in Rhode … more
Spring is a time of milestones: Weddings, births and especially graduations. This weekend I took a little drive (about 16 hours round-trip) to see my daughter present her thesis project. The product of a year’s worth of work, it was quite a … more
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