Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hydrangeas and books

The skies are blah today—opaque, not giving away their secrets. The air, though still warmish, sports the first twinges of cold. People bend a bit more into their tasks, irretrievably committed to their autumnal routines of work and school, with the next … Continue reading

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The title-less post

This week, my mother is moving to an assisted living facility in Atlanta, Georgia to live closer to my brother. She’s going with an open mind and a good, healthy sense of adventure. She knows that my brother and I … Continue reading


Boy you gotta carry that weight

I don’t know if it’s the sucky economy and the do-nothing-about-it-Italian government or the fact that it’s Friday and it’s been one helluva long week or if it’s just that I’m sort of tired in an autumnal, why-did-summer-have-to-end way. But … Continue reading

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Come fly with me

When I started this blog, I included a category called “Transitions.” The idea was to write every time we went back and forth between Italy and France. The passage through the Alps is always stunning and serves, really and metaphorically, … Continue reading

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An Island of Elba “Wish You Were Here”

The last achingly beautiful breath of summer just whispered in my ear.

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