A Rhode Islander in Mexico: Part 1

A Rhode Islander in Mexico: Part 1

Site of the Tlatelolco Massacre, Mexico City, 1968. I am fortunate enough to be spending July in Mexico. Despite all the scary things you read online, the cancellation of study abroad programs to the country, etc., Mexico is a pleasant and safe place to be if you are not part of the drug trade. There […]

The good old days of the fishing economy off the Grand Bank.

The End of Cod: RI Loses A Natural Resource Economy

When we think of the Northeast, natural resource economies might not instantly come to mind. But of course the ocean has played a central role to the Ocean State’s economy since the days of Roger Williams. Rhode Island’s rich fishing history has faded significantly in recent decades as the collapse of the cod fisheries has […]