Tag Archives: Italy

Death Warmed Over

The above photo has nothing really to do with this essay. I thought it’s a cool shot of the garden above the San Callisto Catacombs in Rome, Italy.  The picture is included in the second edition of my first novel, … Continue reading

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Have to Pay the Piper

The world must be coming to an end. Usually waiting until the last minute for filing my annual income taxes, I completed both federal and state forms, mailing them out on March 26th, three weeks ahead of the April-17th deadline. … Continue reading

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Rocking a Cradle of Democracy: A Colossal Piece of Ancient Architecture

The early morning sounds of garbagemen, their slamming the lids of trash cans in the rear courtyard of my Roman hotel, woke me up quickly out of a sound sleep. I opened the nearby window sashes to greet the dawn … Continue reading

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