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My name is Toni O. The O is for O’Brien. I guess I owe my unusual existence to Oliver Cromwell. Under his command, the Brits invaded Ireland in 1649 radically altering Irish conditions of possibility. Cromwell hated Catholics and executed … Continue reading

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Aesthetics of Appreciation

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Spoon Sweets from a Vine

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my balcony vineyard. I mentioned how the Greeks make spoon sweets from grapes (stafyli gliko). I decided to try making some myself. Here are the results. Lovely for yogurt. The recipe I … Continue reading

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My Balcony Jungle

Yuccas dominate my balcony garden. But, thanks to the lockdown, I’ve been trying to grow food as well. In the foreground is a lemon tree I started from seed. It has yet to produce lemons, not even one flower. Keith … Continue reading

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My Friendly Neighborhood Wine Shop

Today, after 10 weeks, Total Lockdown has ended in Italy and Phase 2 has begun. Many commercial activities will be opening up again although with severe social distancing restrictions. And the wearing of masks is still a must. But the … Continue reading

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