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Squawkers

Book buying binges generally occur at the Feltrinelli’s bordering Piazza della Repubblica. And when we pass the statues of Quattro Fontane, I sigh. These stone tableaux, one for each corner of the intersection of via dell Quattro Fontane and via … Continue reading

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Reading in Bed

She never said “Let Them Eat Cake.” Marie-Antoinette, history has been so unfair to you. -30-

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Spoglia at Trastevere

“Spoglia”* from the Latin “spoils” is the repurposing of architectural elements. And Rome is full of them. Here is a small house that looks as if it’s been “excavated” from a wall at Trastevere. Next to a column inserted in … Continue reading

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Ruptures

On June 8, 1783, Iceland’s Laki Volcano erupted. For eight months, the volcano spewed lava and poisonous gases devastating the local agriculture. As a result, nearly one fourth of the island’s population died from hunger. Not content with the damage … Continue reading

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Ambrosial

While watering the plants this morning, an unexpected fragrance stepped inside my nose. For the first time, our honeysuckle had flowered and the smell was intense. Smell has the magic of quickly activating one’s memory so the scent of honeysuckle … Continue reading

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