Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Public Enemy

Yesterday's Providence Journal had a story on Rhode Island's efforts to create a specialized domestic violence docket that quotes our own Rebecca Thomforde Hauser. Our national technical assistance efforts continue to bear fruit...

At the risk of over-sharing, my first thought on reading the piece was not of domestic violence but of my own brief history writing for the paper known as the "ProJo." Back in the early 90s, I lived in Providence for a short spell. I cobbled together different part-time jobs to stay afloat, including writing grants for local non-profits. What I enjoyed the most, however, was doing freelance music criticism for the ProJo. This was back in the days before the Internet, so sadly none of my work seems to be available on the web. But here is a scan of a piece that I wrote for the paper on Public Enemy just for the historical record.