Bouillabaisse Stories

  The clan gathers for a summer family reunion. It’s a beautiful beach day, and my grandfather’s second wife is treating us to lunch at the Black Pearl, Newport Rhode Island’s classic seaside dining spot.   The Black Pearl puts poetry in the chowder and fries fish to write home about. But our host isContinue reading “Bouillabaisse Stories”

Amsterdam Pilgrims and Giving Thanks

“She quietly presides at harvest feasts and farm to table events, she is with each of us who revere the earth and the ecosystems it engenders.”~Mary Petiet, Minerva’s Owls In 1608 the English pilgrim William Bradford arrived in Amsterdam and was taken in by the family of William Brewster. The Brewsters were already in theContinue reading “Amsterdam Pilgrims and Giving Thanks”