Tag Archives: Italy

Isolation Antidotes (15): Bringing Back the Bard

As our warm weather fades and autumn waxes ever cooler and the days shorten, and as the hitherto-unprecedented social restrictions that we have all had to endure gradually begin to loosen, so that hugs may now be permitted with children … Continue reading

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500 Ways to Live Your Love

On this milesone of my 500th post with WordPress, I thank all of you who have been following my blogs. I’ve thought about how to celebrate this, and decided to spend most of the day sorting out a dozen of … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: With Cupid’s blessing

Nearly five years ago my job took me to Italy. One work-free day found me in Firenze (Florence) and, of course I used it to explore. I had a little tourist map of the city and used it to wander … Continue reading

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Places remembered: Bolzano

W have been looking forward to presenting my 200th post for some time, but I am forced to admit that I have been sorely neglecting my Website over the course of the past week or a little more.  I have … Continue reading

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Places Remembered: Verona

Please permit me a seasonal juxtaposition.  It’s full-blown spring now, and the birds are all singing what appear at first to be songs of joy, but probably are rather raucous territorial warnings to potential rivals and predators.  Still, as the … Continue reading

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Nebulous Noteables: Monteriggioni

It was the afternoon of October 28, 2010.  I was traveling with friends and colleagues from the medieval town of San Gimigniano back to Firenze (Florence) for the evening.  Along the way, my hosts were eager to show me another … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Kornschuppen

During a much-too-brief visit to Italy a bit over two years ago, a new friend invited me to spend an evening at his family’s farm high in a valley in the South Tyrolean Alps.  After a day of exploration, and after the … Continue reading

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Living statues too

Last week one of my photo friends in New Zealand posted several photos of living statues—people who dress up in costume and hold a pose in a public place, often for amazingly long periods—that she had made while in Spain … Continue reading

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