All posts by Mike Danello


The Best Worst Beach in Rhode Island

Despite its small size, Rhode Island boasts a prodigious list of nicknames. There is the Plantation State (from its official name, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), the Smallest State (no explanation needed), and, affectionately, Little Rhody. Still, there is one title that rises above the rest, the only one to...

The College on Chapel Hill

Near the bottom of College Hill is a large church with white-painted stone sides. Wide arched windows line the walls, and during the morning mass, sunlight flows into the nave mixing with the warm liquid sound of the organ. Velvet cushions cover the pews inside, and the ceiling soars, almost...

Picking Apples Well and for Wellness

First—and I cannot stress this enough—do not sleep through a Fall Sunday morning. Personally, I have no choice: my body wakes me up in the early hours no matter how much I owe in sleep debt. This quirk may be personal—developed over my many years of Sunday morning churchgoing. However,...