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It's Rain-or-Shine for the Legengary Newport Music Festivals

by John Coulbourn on

One of life’s many pleasures is a summer music festival. It’s our good fortune to be in the neighborhood of Fort Adams and the Newport Music Festivals. Strategically...

What is the Cleverhood Fund?

by John Coulbourn on

We’re humbled by the champions of open streets and spaces, bike lanes and mobility justice that we meet. We’ve initiated the Cleverhood Fund to help illuminate individuals or...

Happy Birthday Earth

by cleverhood on

It’s hard to believe you’re 4.543 billion years old today. Typical Taurus, dependable and enduring. You have an affinity for nature that’s inspiring to all of us here...

A Father's Day Action Story

by cleverhood on

Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don't criticize What you can't understandThe ‘times they are a-changing’ they sang. It was an anthem of a new generation...

Where is Everyone Thinking?

by cleverhood on

So how are you doing, good? There is a cloud hanging over us. However, behind the clouds the sun's still shining. That's Longfellow's sentiment expressed in the all-time...

Socks for Sparks of Inspiration

by cleverhood on

We’re stuck in…an apartment, house, room, rut…we could use a spark of inspiration. In return, we’ll award one pair of astonishingly soft socks to the best spark. Every...

Reflections on a Small World

by cleverhood on

We have a lot in common. We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We’ve known it for centuries, if not longer. This is...

What is it about Bromptons?

by cleverhood on

What is it about Brompton bikes? The people who have them seem so happy about that fact. They generate an inordinate amount of enthusiasm. Instagram is stuffed with...

Rhode Island Original Gift Ideas

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Don't let the size of Rhode Island fool you. If creativity is inversely proportional to each state's total mileage like we've been trying to tell you, then it's...

8 Unusual Gifts for the Winter Season

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Happy holidays includes the time leading up to the holidays you know. Minimal stress and eager anticipation of parties and family gatherings are nice ideals to shoot for....