“Born of Need” — Martin Keen, the shoe designer famous for his fugly, yet functional hybrid shoe-sandal.
“Feet First” — Lisa Larson, a ballerina whose feet Natalie Portman “borrowed” for her Oscar-winning performance in The Black Swan.
“Good Gourd” — Eddie Giarusso, a giant pumpkin farming competitor hoping to win big.
“Carb Counting on the Campaign Trail” — David Cicilline, the former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, discusses the campaign that led to his election to Congress in 2010.
“Dinosaurs in the Dunes” — David Fastovsky, the paleontologist and leading expert on the causes of dinosaur extinction who resparked my childhood curiosity in dinosaurs and is personally responsible for the hours my husband has since spent in natural history museums while I ogle pterodactyls.
These are just a few of the hundred or so interesting people I interviewed while writing the Newport Mercury’s weekly Q&A. OK, one more — single mother, Gwen Gardner, unveils her secrets for creating life balance and being fully present, whether reading to her daughter, running one of her many businesses, or dancing on the ice. Want more? Feel free to contact me!