Like many of my contemporaries, I’ve plugged into the spiritual virtues of mindfulness, of being “present in the moment.” As a New Englander, I understand the value of patience.
But this winter has tested my endurance and my ideals have gone out the window. I want spring! This month simply can’t end soon enough.
I did find some consolation a few weeks ago on a trip down to Rhode Island’s South County, the coastal region around Narragansett. The skies were only partly cloudy. The mid-50s temperatures were comparatively balmy. With some old friends, I savored an al fresco meal of just-harvested oysters on the waterside dock at the Matunuck Oyster Bar in East Matunuck. We sampled local Moonstones and Matunucks along with some Pacific Kumamotos and washed it all down with some Gr