Author Archives: Steve Hanley

About Steve Hanley

Totally enamored with my family, my grandkids, and seeing the world.

Block Island Redux


I love summer! Last week, we had a stretch of beautiful weather and my wife said “Hey, let’s go to Block Island overnight.” What a great idea! We got a last minute room at our favorite hotel, the 1661 House, … Continue reading

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Idyllic Long Beach Island


I can’t believe I lived on the Jersey shore at one point in my life and never heard of Long Beach Island. I mean, it’s hard to overlook a 22 mile long island! But when we got an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Weekend At Lime Rock


Lime Rock Park is one of America’s oldest race tracks. Nestled in the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, it offers fans a chance to see racing up close from many different vantage points. The late John Fitch was one of … Continue reading

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The Great Kitchen Makeover – Part II


Gosh, it has been a long time since the last update. That’s because we have been working constantly on our project and haven’t had time to post. Our goal was to have it done in time for our first home … Continue reading

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The Great Kitchen Makeover – Part One


It all started when we went to Home Depot in the Fall of 2012 to get a gallon of paint. While there, we saw a refrigerator we really liked. It wasn’t just that it was stainless steel and it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Club Med Turks & Caicos


Carolyn and I have just returned from our annual mid-winter break. The destination this year was Club Med Turquoise located on Providenciales, one of the islands of Turks and Caicos. And where is Turks and Caicos, you ask? Well, it’s … Continue reading

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Hot Stove Day


Traditionally, the period between the end of the World Series and the start of Spring training is referred to by old time baseball people as The Hot Stove League. It’s that time of year when fans, players and management all … Continue reading

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Is Treme The Best Show On Television?


Just when you think television is a vast wasteland of reality shows or “dramas” that feature puddles of blood from gunshot wounds oozing across the screen, along comes an HBO show like Treme that disrupts the paridigm – a show … Continue reading

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Remembering Phil Everly


Back in the 50’s, American music was in transition. The Mills Brothers and the Andrews Sisters were being replaced by the pulsating rhythms of black culture, thanks to Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley.  Not everyone was happy about the change. I remember one … Continue reading

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Possibilities


I follow a blog entitled Where’s My Backpack?, written by a person who is an inveterate traveler. In today’s post, the author has this to say about the promise of a new year: The beginning of a new year fills … Continue reading

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