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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

A Doggy Dog World

Alright so you all didn't go for the "I'm not a crazy cat lady" thing. So here is the follow up: Dogs of the World!

New York City, NY

Rome, Italy

Dublin, Ireland

Nemi, Italy

Nice, France

Chicago, USA

Howth, Ireland

Dog on a Roof: Boca Chica, Dominican Republic

Awkwardly positioned dog: Atlanta, GA

Macchie Alte Agriturismo: Manciano, Italy

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Ravenna, Italy

National Mall, Washington D.C.
Bonnie & Clyde: Sudan (courtesy of a friend)
Perhaps now I have proven my point. Or perhaps, instead of a crazy cat lady, now you all think that I am just plain crazy... well, that's the risk I run I guess.