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Showing posts from January, 2010


Locked down but not out in Italy

Singing from the balconies! One nice thing about this crisis ... solidarity! “Guess you’re not living like a tourist anymore,” was the funny, truthful and somewhat gut-wrenching message of a friend the day the lockdown in Italy began. Today is day 6. My beloved Italia has been hit hard with the COVID19 epidemic. With the second largest elderly population in the world, the epidemic has meant a disproportionate amount of deaths in the country. So though I haven’t been worried about contracting it myself, this isn’t about me or someone like me who, if contracted it would probably have a sucky couple of weeks and then recover. It is about if someone like me contracted it and then spread it to a person with a complicated health history or an elderly person with a weakened immune system. Eerily orderly: Lines for the grocery store, each person one meter apart In a country with no concept (and no physical room really) for personal space, and in a city with reproachable hygie

My birthday: Pocket Project- Day 1

The Pocket Project

Out of my mind: the gift of running

Food: For more than Food's Sake


Road Blocks

Road Blocks

Road Blocks

Marketing schemes of a simpler age...

A Non-Traditional Traveler's Checklist

A Bike with a Napoleon complex?

Introducing: Stop to Smell the Parking Meters: Observing Life's Oddities

A Reunion