Writer. Traveler. Europhile, especially Italy and France. Hobbies: rescuing animals from abuse, abandonment and mistreatment, and being sous chef around the kitchen to my chef de cuisine wife.
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Three a.m., and the rigors of international air travel have put your internal clock at odds with sleep. You arise in the dark and step to the broad, open window. Only a horizontal rod of iron separates you from the … Continue reading
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
Our fascination with ghosts begins in our earliest years. Perhaps as children we are more open to specters lurking just beyond our everyday reality, and as adults we begin to tune them out. For the kid in you, here are … Continue reading
Those of you who follow my posts on traveling in Europe already know that I prefer cozy, family-run restaurants. We’ve tried the gastronomique route, with all the foam and inventive cooking techniques imaginable. And it isn’t always easy when two of your … Continue reading