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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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Sunday Morning Thoughts on Italy

I’m lucky enough to be planning another trip to Italy with my mom, leaving in a couple of weeks. Last time I was there, I took a lot of photos of beautiful buildings and sculptures. They’re everywhere you look. The … 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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My Two Favorite Tourist Traps in Rome

You shouldn’t avoid tourist traps just because they are tourist traps. I know this because I have been to some really famous tourist traps and most of them were pretty great. One of these days I’ll make a couple of … Continue reading

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Venice in the Morning

Our first morning in Venice, we took a water taxi somewhere (I can’t remember where, without looking it up!). The city looks like a weird movie. I only wish my photos could explain how odd it is to look at a city … Continue reading

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Pottery I Love, from Jamaica

Although I do cat voices very well (and credibly, if you ask me), I possess no other artistic skills. I do admire others’ work, though, especially pottery. Here’s the first in what I hope to be a (short) series on hand-thrown pottery that … Continue reading

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The Roman Coliseum, November 2011

On the night before we went to the Coliseum in Rome, I charged my camera battery underneath the desk in our hotel room. As in any typical hotel room, there were no other electrical plug-ins to be found, and I … Continue reading

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