Nov 6Liked by Debra Esolen

When it comes to going places, I think living in a small state helps quite a bit with the "necessity" of fast travel, because it messes with your conception of travel time in a way that doesn't happen with big states. We in RI always say that we have different ideas about how time works than others. Going from Johnston to Warwick (10-20 minutes each way) to shop at the mall? That's a day trip--very exhausting. And don't even ask about going to Portsmouth or Newport! That will take you almost an hour, which means you should probably pack a night bag...

We get a lot of funny looks from out-of-staters. Especially if we ever ask for coffee milk.

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