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Wes Anderson Style in Rome near Piazza Verbano Related: Springtime in Rome

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Bonsai & Broom

I live in a condominium that’s wrapped around a meticulously kept central courtyard. To leave the complex, I must pass in front of a ledge holding a neat row of cacti and bonsai. Very Zen. But right below the plants … Continue reading

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Soap from Aleppo

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Olives Are Not Just for Martinis

My mom has always said that, when you become old, you become invisible as you’re no longer taken into consideration. So when I read Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again where the book’s protagonist says the same thing, I immediately thought of … Continue reading

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The Sky Keeps Following Me Wherever I Go

I am slowly creeping into the new year. I don’t know what to expect so I want to be ready to run. The sky has a strange color like a white bed sheet that got washed with black jeans. It’s … Continue reading

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