This is to notify readers that the attempt to maintain the weekly online version of the late, lamented Providence Journal column has fallen prey to the constraints imposed by the need to produce a new weekly column. The new column, which first appeared this past Monday, is being written for GoLocalProv.com, an online newspaper and flagship of the GoLocal24.com group founded by Josh Fenton, a Providence mover-and-shaker. I made his acquaintance years ago when I wrote a column about the opening of the lofts at The Promenade, an old industrial plant just across Route 95 from Providence Place in the Promenade District. He drove me back to the Journal in his armored Israeli Jeep, which alas he no longer possesses.
The posts that issue from this blog will continue, of course, including some that even if they do not emerge on Thursdays will resemble the blog version of the weekly Journal column, even if they don’t always have a stack of illustrations down the left side of the page.
The WordPress blog program is not making it easier to stack my images. Instead of placing the images from top to bottom it seems I must start the stack at the bottom and work upward. If any reader familiar with WordPress knows how to fix this, it would reduce the degree of assbackwardness required to arrange the illustrations. My gratitude for such instruction would be boundless. (Any help on how to place an image in the middle of an existing stack would also be appreciated.)