Monthly Archives: February 2011

Your lucky day

Last Monday, just back from Liguria, I walked out onto the sidewalk to run my errands, and I was hit by a missile from a pigeon passing overhead. Fortunately, her aim was bad, and my head was spared, but the … Continue reading

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Closed/Week in review—5 days in Liguria

Monday “Thing #1: The sea” In which we are helplessly drawn to the Mediterranean. (Read this.) Tuesday “Thing #2: Hanging out” On the beauty of not using an electric dryer. (Read this.) Wednesday “Thing #3: The time of day” On … Continue reading

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Thing #5: Last look

In Italy they say, “If you look back, you’ll go back.” So today we’ll take our last walk on the lungomare (the boardwalk), breathe in our last deep lungfuls of sea air, and spend our last coins on frivolity and … Continue reading

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Thing #4: The backdrop

Here we are on day 4 of a virtual work-week spent in Liguria. A weekend in Varazze fueled me with material, but next week I’ll get back to Milanese business as usual. Back to winter and real life in Italy. … Continue reading

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Thing #3: The time of day

Two down, three to go on “Five Things About Liguria” based on my recent weekend there. Yesterday’s post was about living without clothes dryers. Today’s does away with another modern convenience: the wristwatch. “What time is it?” you ask. According … Continue reading

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Thing #2: Hanging out

I spent last weekend in Liguria at a typical little seaside town called Varazze. And as it’s not my intention to turn this into a travel blog, I’m simply going to tell you about five things that struck me while … Continue reading

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Thing #1: The sea

I’ve just spent the weekend in Liguria at a typical little seaside town called Varazze. And as it’s not my intention to turn this into a travel blog, I’m simply going to tell you about five things that struck me … Continue reading

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