Monthly Archives: February 2012

2012 Resolutions Check-In (February)

Time to face the music about my monthly progress toward my 2012 Resolutions…. Warning: This will not be pretty. 1.) Do something about the fact that I barely speak any Italian, despite having lived in Italy for over two years. … Continue reading

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Good Riddance, February!

It’s the last day of February and it looks like I might survive this crappy month. February did try to throw me a couple more curve balls, including a last minute trip to the states with almost no time to … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: The Thirteenth Tale

I’ve nothing against people who love truth.  Apart from the fact that they make dull companions. Fate, at first so amenable, so reasonable, so open to negotiation, ends up by exacting a cruel revenge for happiness. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Eccentric Rome

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Poetry I Love: Crazy Campground Woman

It was 2007, or maybe 2008, when I met a woman in the desert.  I stumbled into her town and up to her folding table scattered with her self-published books of poetry. Her skin was leathery and loose, and barely … Continue reading

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A (not so) Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Oh Rome.  Why are you such a fickle friend?  Last year we had a great time together, do you remember?  What changed?  Did I delay my return trip for too long?  Did you not enjoy that first trip as much … Continue reading

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Hey February, you are pissing me off!

February may soon replace August as my least favorite month of the year.  I am amazed at how many sucker punches the universe managed to cram into the shortest month of the year. For starters, on Friday I was greeted … Continue reading

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