Big Lights, Little City

Big Lights, Little City

The Hot Club was one of my absoulute favorite places to hang out when I lived in RI. I started going there in high school and when I had an office job, this 'wood shack' was my spot after work. It was on the water, and it had character.... and characters..... badump-bump! The last time I was in Providence was November of 2011, and I stopped in. They'd cleaned it up a bit.... yet, it was still that bare-bone bar. What's really cool is that they are now part of 'Night Lights,' along with their patrons and some other local businesses. Each night around 830P, they flash their red neon sign 4 times to say 'Good Night Hasbro Hospital.' It's something the kids and staff at the children's hospital have come to look forward to, and the kids have started flashing back at them. It's a wonderful testament to goodwill. Giveback is important. I volunteer whenever I can, and I do a fair...
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An Irish Blessing

An Irish Blessing

I received an Irish Blessing a few years ago as I was graced with a wonderful client and colleague, the late, beautiful Peg Roach Loyd. I dubbed Peg my 'Biggest Rocker in Little Rock.'  Besides being a talented writer and singer, she also taught herself how to play all of the Celtic instruments. She had amazing spirit, humor and zest for living. Thank you for all you have shared Peg, I am grateful to have known you!   An excerpt from Peg: "I’m embarking on a journey I do not know where it will lead It may result in my triumph, or leave me behind in defeat Either way I’m feeling grateful, just for being able to take flight To spread my wings and take a chance, for what might be waiting on the other side When I think back to what has stopped me, and kept me hesitating to leave the nest It seems so minuscule and so silly, so very foolish to not take that...
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