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A Crummy Day in Venice (but not too crummy)

November 14, 2013:  It was a cold, windy, rainy day in Venice, but it was Venice. The gondoliers parked their horses for the night: And the cafes in the square wanted us to sit out in the cold and eat: Even … Continue reading

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Venice at Night, November 2013

In the winter, Venice is like an abandoned theatre. The play is finished, but the echoes remain.       —Arbit Blatas

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The Funny Green Phone in Prague

On our first night in Prague, we stayed in a hotel room with a really funny-looking phone. It’s so ugly that it’s cute, and I want to share it with you today: Since that trip in 2007, I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Springtime in Europe (or anywhere)

January 29, 2013 BAD NEWS FIRST It’s winter in Minnesota, so it’s cold, snowy, icy, generally miserable, and almost uninhabitable. Tomorrow, our high temp is forecasted to be 1 degree Fahrenheit. My driveway is pure ice. NOW, FOR THE GOOD NEWS … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Salesperson

Today I had sort of a long boring day as a salesperson. I drove 2-1/2 hours to a customer who just had to see me in person. I got to his office right on time. Then I waited for him for … Continue reading

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The Bidet in the Bathroom: What, and Why?

Last fall when my mom and I visited Italy, all our hotels had bathrooms with a tub, sink, toilet, and bidet, like this one in Venice: Each time we arrived at a new hotel, we joked that we would use the … Continue reading

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Pottery from Czech Republic

A couple months ago I decided to blog about the miscellaneous and beloved pieces of pottery that I’ve collected these last few years. But then I only got around to posting one piece, so far. So here’s another. This little … Continue reading

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