Monthly Archives: July 2013

WHY VENICE STILL CALLS OUT TO ME…

Venice, Italy…7 a.m.  Children laughing on their way to school, backpacks flapping as they run across the Accademia bridge.  A bakery displaying fresh wares, the narrow street still dark,  the shop’s windows warmly lit and calling the passer-by in.  Street … Continue reading

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MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE: Why Lions Never Sleep

It was generally accepted among the common folk in that often  bleak, thousand year stretch between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance (when lions were but a distant memory in Western Europe and very rarely seen) that … Continue reading

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WARNING! This blog post may lead to undesired weight gain…or, why everyone with an appetite should love Italy.

Okay, here’s the story.  It’s brutally hot again today in California, for what seems like forever.  I’m hungry.  And all I can picture are the sweet and savory delights of an Italian marketplace, where the freshest of produce, fruits and … Continue reading

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