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Italians in London

Marco and I walked through Hyde Park with our arms linked and heads ducked against the wind. There, a middle-aged man stopped us with a warm, “buongiorno!”.  He heard us talking in Italian and was thrilled by the beautiful city he was visiting. Though new to the city, his outstretched arms and smile indicated that he was happy… Read more »

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On Living Your Own Life

The other day I bought knives. Knives. What’s worse is that I used supermarket points to buy them. We asked around, gathered points from our sister-in-law and our housekeeper. Our part-time housekeeper. Our very very occasional housekeeper (ok okay, my in-laws housekeeper) who was willing to give us some of her points. She didn’t need them…. Read more »

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Snapshots of London

Snapshots of London, England: Just a tiny bit of time for a whole-lot-of-city.   Highlights include:  1. Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery Trafalgar Square is an enormous public square at the intersection of three streets. With the Nelson column rising up from the middle, guarded by four massive lion statues, a fountain and numerous commemorative statues, it’s an… Read more »