Now, as a new Rhode Island blogger myself, I have naturally bumped into some of Leigh's lively and engaging writings about the state in the course of Googling around. I'd noticed that her last post was in September, when she signed off with a brave hail-and-farewell message to her readers — and then dropped off the Internet altogether. I'd wondered who she was, where she lived, why she'd ceased blogging about Rhode Island. (It turns out that the Globe, in its cost-cutting wisdom, decided to use its own Boston staffers instead of paying a Rhode Island stringer to write about the distant outpost of Rhode Island.)
Well! once she knew what I was about, we greeted each other like the lone two members of the same club. Talk about a fateful meeting! If I'd tried to find her, I probably wouldn't have been able to. Anyway, Leigh's gallery venture is to be called Yes, it is in the little building at 146 Water St. in Warren that she explained had once been the studio of author/illustrator David Macaulay. There's to be a soft opening April 4, and an official one a week later, on the 11th. Everyone's invited to come. When I went back to take a picture, I couldn't help but notice the bumper sticker on her little green Honda:
"You May Say I'm a Dreamer, But I'm Not the Only One."YES, indeed.