standard The Watchful Realtor 2: Mars, Venus and Something Simply Called Stupid

“Mars, Venus, and something simply called Stupid.” This chapter has less to do with real estate and more to do with the difference between the genders. As a young child, my family and I lived in California, Oregon, Washington, and Kansas. In each one of these States, pickup trucks are more than just functional transportation. [...]

standard The Watchful Realtor

  This is the first installment of a series of true stories that I have witnessed, enjoyed, and on occasion engaged in my 30 years as a practicing Realtor in Rhode Island. To protect the innocent, and not always innocent, I have changed the names, but the stories are true. The details may not be [...]

standard Reflections on the Inauguration: January 20th, 2009

January 20th, 2009 Inauguration, Washington, DC It was a day of great contrasts. Winter in Washington can be bitter and raw. This was one of those days. Yet there was warmth of heart that ignored freezing toes, noses, ears and fingers. The number of people in attendance was amazing. Yet each of us was an [...]

standard The turn of the Page: A Christmas Story

It is December, just before Christmas in a cottage in Southern Vermont. Clark Burton is alone, save his dog a Siberian Husky named Aloof…Loof for short. Just a week before Christmas, and the decorations are limited to a Red Christmas Candle in the window. Clark had enjoyed a full life, now comfortably ensconced in his [...]

standard 4 Letters, A Fax and A Funeral

My best friend Mike has traveled home to Rhode Island to bury his mother, Barbara Ricci. She was a strong willed woman, born in the early 1930s. She was proud of her Irish stock and a mother of five boys. One had died in infancy, the other four all accomplished, proud men. In many ways, [...]