Mark Patinkin, Providence Journal

Mark Patinkin

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Patinkin: Seriously, who still has AOL email? Why I held on until the shame was too much

After a happy 28-year marriage, the two of us are getting a divorce. Which is sad because we still get along, AOL and I. → Read More

Patinkin: Recalling a day in Providence with Jimmy Carter that captured his spirit

After a speech at Brown University, Carter spotted schoolchildren waving is way. He proceeded to spend about five minutes with the group. → Read More

Taking the measure of RI's first new member of Congress in a decade, Seth Magaziner

An introvert raised in a tradition of public service, Magaziner is preparing for his latest challenge: representing RI's 2nd Congressional District. → Read More

George Marshall, who passed away this week, was RI's film impresario

His creation, the R.I. International Film Festival, New England’s largest, eclipsing anything in Boston. → Read More

P’tucket, wieners and URI-PC: A clinic for pols on getting RI culture right

Running for office in Rhode Island? These handy tips will go a long way to understanding some of the Ocean State's quirks. → Read More

Richard Dujardin wrote about faith in Rhode Island, and embraced it himself

Richard Dujardin, longtime religion writer, died in a devastating accident in Milwaukee. But my goodness the things he saw and brought to RI readers. → Read More

Patinkin: Time for Golfers Anonymous after many lost weekends

After getting bitten by the golf bug, I'm powerless to resist my new obsession. Is there a 12-step program for me? → Read More

Opinion/Patinkin: Shades of the PawSox, as RI pols pile on against the new soccer stadium

The PawSox left town for greener pastures. Will the political rhetoric around the proposed soccer stadium in Pawtucket cost Rhode Island? → Read More

Patinkin: Patrick Kennedy is still fighting for mental health — his own and his country's

Now one of the country’s foremost mental health advocates, he practices what he preaches through his own daily rituals to preserve his sobriety. → Read More

Patinkin's opinion: Is Pawtucket about to lose another stadium?

We could be on the brink of losing another stadium – the minor league soccer development proposed by Fortuitous Partners in Pawtucket. → Read More

A goodbye to Walter Miller, lovably quirky City Hall presence

Providence lost some of its color with the recent death of Walter, a quirky presence downtown and former Mayor Buddy Cianci's biggest booster. → Read More

Providence is among the best places to live says US News. But wait 'til you hear our rank

U.S. News names Providence among best places to live. But wait 'til you hear our rank → Read More

Patinkin: Viola Davis' Rhode Island sister Deloris Grant is a role model in her own right

Deloris Grant, a high school teacher in Central Falls for 25 years, is an unsung hero who's every bit as inspiring as her Oscar-winning sister. → Read More

Patinkin: In Superman Building debate, I'm banking on another Providence renewal

In the debate over whether to convert the empty bank tower into apartments, it's easy to forget about Providence's extraordinary history of renewal. → Read More

Patinkin: Will Iggy's, Del's or the Big Blue Bug take on naming rights for The Dunk?

Dunkin’ Donuts hasn't renewed the naming rights for the Rhode Island Civic Center which known as 'The Dunk'. Which RI icon will take on the cost? → Read More

A goodbye to Art Martone, longtime Journal sports editor

Arthur Martone left us too soon this week at age 66, almost 40 years at The Journal and 10 more with NBC Sports Boston. → Read More

Patinkin: Two families, worlds apart, united by wedding vows and a refugee past

My nephew's bride, a refugee from South Sudan, mirrors my own familiy's past. → Read More

Lord help me, I've given up my wallet

My name is Mark… Hello, Mark …and it’s been 15 days since I went cold turkey. We’re here for you. By which I mean I’ve stopped using a wallet. Wait, we thought you meant…. No, not that. I kicked weed after college. That was easy. But this … You’re not using at all? Retired it. No more wallet. Just ended a 50-year habit. We can see your hands are shaking. It’s a hard thing for an old dog set in… → Read More

Almost killed by a car outside her new bakery, Natacha Legein fights back while giving back

The state treasurer says she's the first crime victim ever to donate money back to the state's Victim Compensation Program. → Read More

He was paying tribute to fallen Army brethren when he heard Kabul had collapsed

He was paying tribute to fallen Army brethren when he heard Kabul had collapsed → Read More