Author Archives: The Daily Cure

Two-ness, Part 1

It is spring. It is impossible not to think of love. Everywhere. Everywhere. Everywhere you look.               Hiding. In the open. There. Peanut butter sandwiches without crusts were the foundation of my first “love.” He … Continue reading

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Color story #14: Spring, Spring the Flower Thing

This being a fashion town, yesterday’s Corriere della Sera had a lovely article about the Spring colors this year, and the “it” color for 2014. Turns out that this Spring, as for many, the in colors are principally based on flowers. … Continue reading

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Color story #13: The blue of blue

(Yes, Linda! Spring, blessedly, is coming!) “The other day, my daughter asked me what my favorite color was, and I irritated her the way I sometimes do by answering this question with one of my own: “To look at, or … Continue reading

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Italy still cracks me up

I’ve been here—OK, we figured it out a couple posts ago—seventeen years. And in all that time, there are still things about this country that make me laugh out loud. Particularly when I compare them to their American equivalent. No, … Continue reading

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A late Valentine, Italian-style

Heart-day was an infinite five days ago, but still it’s on my mind. Rummaging through my file today, I discovered some pictures I’d been saving to post on the occasion, but had somehow neglected to follow-through on. Must have been … Continue reading

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Reposting: Bells du jour

Sorry Everyone, I was having technical difficulties with the video. Have run it through YouTube and it seems to be working now. When I first moved to Italy seventeen (God, was it that many?) years ago, I noticed church bells … Continue reading

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Bells du jour

When I first moved to Italy seventeen (God, was it that many?) years ago, I noticed church bells all the time. They sounded exotic to me. Haunting. Indisputably beautiful. I never found them offensive or “polluting” or any of the … Continue reading

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Thoughts made by hand

[You might enjoy other posts about hand-writing: "By hand, by heart" and "Sign on the dotted line."]

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Lunch with the farm girls

When I graduated from high school, my Mom’s “gift” to me was to take me and my brother on a trip to South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. She was conducting academic research on Laura Ingalls Wilder. She had some contacts … Continue reading

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A story for a winter day

Adam Dant, London illustrator from Supposed Histories on Vimeo, and his story of the Island of Elba and some very special birds. Just what I needed to hear this morning in wintery Milan. True or not true? Who cares…it takes the mind away to … Continue reading

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