Arts & Culture
Wed May 6, 2009
This I Believe: Family
By Frederic Reamer
Providence, RI – For nearly all of us, family is at the center of our lives. For sure, family life can be complicated, filled with a rich mix of remarkable joy, intense anguish, and, for the most fortunate among us, a steady flow of nurture and sustenance. John Schenck reminds us that our understanding of what family means can change dramatically during the course of our lives, as it did for him when his daughter and her family traveled across the globe to adopt a baby boy.
Schenck moved to Rhode Island after four decades in New York City, where he was a magazine marketing executive. Since coming to Providence, he has co-authored "The Providence Guide to the 91 Best Restaurants" and is now publisher of "Edible Rhody."