All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘venice’

On the way to the top~

Atop St Peters

See and download the full gallery on posterous Put one step in front of the other… The final push is on to have the book make its September 1 release date. The journey from now until the book’s launch next week has me feeling like I am climbing a tower in Italy … I am terrified of heights and, yet, …

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New old friends~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Everyone into the pool~ Going to a friend’s house for dinner is always a wonderful way to spend an evening. When that friend is someone you haven’t seen in 20 years, it can turn out to be an incredible evening. And when that long lost friend, his wife, and two kids happen …

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Lunch in Venice~

See and download the full gallery on posterous I Love You—now hush~ Yesterday Richard sent a book title to me that perfectly captured a lunch experience with a French couple that we had in Venice. But before that, let me tell you about one of our first lunch experiences in Venice—a very popular inn and restaurant that was ours alone …

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They say Venezia; we say Venice~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Una bella vista~ We were only there five nights, but Venezia made such a strong impression that it needs more than the previous blog posts to do it justice. With Carnevale season here, I think it is appropriate to talk about the two sides of Venice that are reflected even in the …

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Here’s Johnny~

See and download the full gallery on posterous Zu, Zu, Zu~ “Scusi, Senore.” “Si?” “Una domanda. Conosce il ristorante Cantina Do Mori ?” “Mmmm, no. Ha l’indirizzo?” “Si, si, si.” Asking for directions in Italian can be a daunting task. It requires you to remember the words for “left”  “right”  “around the corner”  “across”  “in front of”  “the next block.” …

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It’s a small world~

See and download the full gallery on posterous It’s all a ride~ My father was in the Navy when I was very young and for a couple of years he was stationed in San Diego, CA. While my father was away in the Pacific for months at a time, my mother was at home with my sister and me. I …

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Venice, from both sides~

See and download the full gallery on posterous “Venezia, Venezia…Chi non ti vede non ti prezia”~ What can I say about Venice that hasn’t already been said over the centuries by people more brilliant than I? Nothing. The above quote is from Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour’s Lost and translated in the play it means, “Who understandeth thee not, loves thee …

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La Parola del Giorno–The Word of the Day–via France, Venice, and Oxford

Cazzo~ In high school I studied French—well, it would be closer to the truth to say that I sat in a class for three years where the teacher and two other students spoke French, while the rest of us were just thankful to not have to take Spanish from the hateful Seńora. Regardless of one’s age, when learning a new …

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