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Les Schtroumpfs

On March 7th, more than 3,500 French gathered in Landerneau, France with their faces painted blue and dressed as Smurfs with the intention of breaking the world record for the largest Smurf rally. When criticized for planning such an activity, … Continue reading

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-30-  Expulsion from the Garden of Eden + Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence + Ecclesiastes 10:20 + Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

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My Parian Plant Propagation

My neighbor Vasiliki gave me some pink periwinkle clippings. That was a couple of years ago and now we have periwinkles everywhere. It is a generous plant and all summer long we have these pretty flowers smiling at us. Now … Continue reading

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Parian Shore

 A melancholic moment came to me as I watched the waves move towards the shore, change their minds, and leave. Maybe I should do the same.

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A Desk with a View

Lucy Honeychurch, protagonist of E. M. Forester’s A Room with a View, arrives in Florence only to be disappointed by the view from her room at the Pensione Bertolini–an insignificant internal courtyard. The eccentric and generous Mr. Emerson offers to … Continue reading

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