The Block Island Times


By Tom Rosenzweig | Jul 24, 2012
Photo by: Tom Rosenzweig

Block Island — My name is Tom Rosenzweig, I am 17 and working with the Ocean View Foundation for the 2012 Summer. I was born in Boston but now live in England.

I have spent vacations on the island before but not in as much detail as I will be delving into. I wanted to work with Kim Gaffet and the OVF because I have always been interested in animals, nature and the harmony they must keep with each other. I went on a work experience trip to Peru and I saw no less than all the wonders of the natural world compacted into the Amazon. I signed up with a company called Rainforest Expeditions and they were very gracious hosts. I wrote a paper on the time spent there and had it published in my school's magazine back in England.

These five weeks with Kim I believe will reinforce my interest in Nature.

As well and interning with OVF, I am working with the Block Island Times for the same stretch of time to satisfy my lust for writing and journalism. I have already received my first assignments, writing up my activity work with Kim and blogging on the BI Times Website.

I hope and trust these experiences will prove to be valuable to me later in life.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Enid Thompson | Jul 28, 2012 08:32

Thinking myself back on Block Island, Tom, I remember the lighthouses there, being shown around the SE light by Bob Downie, BI historian, as well as a wild walk to the N point one Columbus Day, and also watching the flashing Montauk on Long Island.  This memory trail then led me to Peter Matthiesson whose book "Men's Lives" I have at home, with a response from the author, kindly sent following my fan mail to him about his writing on the lives of the fishing communities along that South Fork.  When you find time, I recommend you read some of Matthiesson's volume of travels, to see for himself those animals he has experienced in their own terrain.  Here's a reference that refers to PM's role in establishing the Paris Review and an interview with the great man: The Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No.157





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