By Frederic Reamer
Providence, RI – Who hasn't had a close encounter or two with a remarkably exasperating, perhaps eccentric, relative -- that legendary family fixture who has an astonishing ability to push the proverbial envelope and test our patience? And then, as so often happens, this is the relative who, over time, manages somehow to seep into and truly touch our soul. This is what happened to Janine Weisman.
Weisman is editor of Mercury, a weekly arts, culture and lifestyle publication in Newport. She is also an actress and singer who appeared onstage at 2nd Story Theatre and the Courthouse Center for the Arts.