Category Archives: Rome/Italy

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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Daphne and the Bay Leaf

Sometimes we go for a walk at Villa Ada. I took a clipping from one of the laurel shrubs and stuck it in a pot on our balcony. Now it’s growing and aims for the sky. Laurel, aka bay leaf, … Continue reading

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Spoils and Spolia

This blog originated with the theme “Make Art, Not Trash”—the intention being that of promoting the transformation of household trash into something both beautiful and useful. Part of my recycling experiments included the use of old clothes to make new … Continue reading

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Vis-à-vis With God

God is not a weapon. God is not a sword to be welded against another child of God. God is not personal property. He does not exclusively belong to you or to anyone else. You are not God’s press agent … Continue reading

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Villa Ada

Parisol Pines at Villa Ada Villa Ada is the second largest park in Rome. The wooded area was once owned by the Savoia family and home to the royal residence from 1872 to 1878. But the Savoys had to give … Continue reading

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