a new day everyday

  For many years now, five or six mornings a week I walk this stretch of beach. At about the same time every morning, depending on the season; 7:30-ish after we “spring ahead”, 8:00-ish after we “fall behind”. The dogs and I  and maybe a friend or two. We witness waking, The blanket … Read More


Qlitz and Squalor and everything in between is compacted into Palermo. Mom and I ran head on into our own prejudice, fear and bias in an instant of being dropped off by our taxi driver in a ghetto near an open air market in the middle of Palermo center. The driver, unable … Read More


Alessandro was our Emilia Romagna guide for the day, charming, funny, smart and had the most melodic voice as he told us the how and why of Parmigiano, Balsamic and Prosciutto. I could fill a warehouse with all the photos and video of our day, but I will save you that suffering … Read More

First Stop- Bologna

I had this grand idea of a daily photo and musings chronicle of our trip to italy. So many things often work so much better in my imagination. On a good day, I am a dweeb in the world of technology; internet connection, cell data, roaming, hotspots, data vs. internet, global wifi, Vodafone, AAARRGH! … Read More

Spiteful Spring

We get a warm, sunny, Sunday. End of story. Oh, I almost forgot; we had a warm, sunny Thursday. This is a spiteful spring opening. The annual spring fever of mating frogs has begun in the farms’ winter creek, a symphony of ribbetting love songs to all the lady froggies, the humming … Read More

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