Tag Archives: Milan

Where I write and work

My dear blogger-friend Celi at The Kitchens Garden has asked her fellowship to share the place where the write. Here’s my little hole. And there on my screen, is her website. My desk is in an old room, partly underground, … Continue reading

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Springing lightly into Spring

Hello all. Haven’t blogged in forever. Life’s been busy and not in the kind of way you want to blog about. But Spring is here and along with it, enough of all that! Light, color, and, yes, a bit of … Continue reading

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Welcome to my city

Thank you, New York Times, for showing it off so beautifully.

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Canine Prayers etc.

Part I: The Department of Prayers I saw this posted inside the Duomo of Sant’Andrea (images posted below) in the beautiful mountain town of Carrara. It’s “The Dog’s Prayer” translated from Italian: Oh Lord of all creatures, see that man, my owner, … Continue reading

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Small

Walking about town the other day, I allowed myself to veer in the direction of Society, a bedding store that I’ve only ever let myself admire from outside. I usually salivate a bit at the beautiful linens just out of my … 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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Fall triptych

This morning as I walked,  I was taken by surprise. A deafening orchestra of birds overhead. Thousands of them. Hidden among leaves and branches, they were invisible, until they took flight as one, beating the air and leaving nothing but … Continue reading

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Go-see

Milan’s a fashion town. I didn’t have to tell you that, but I thought I’d start by stating the obvious. If anyone comes here, somehow miraculously unaware that this is indeed the case, he or she will soon figure it … Continue reading

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The Castle Cats and Memories of Delia

Last week, while taking my walk, I decided to zoom around inside the Castello Sforzesco to see what was up. I often go through it, imagining what court life must have been like confined, as it was, so rigidly to … Continue reading

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