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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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I Found My Thrill on Palatine Hill

Been busy re-writing my first published book, making an illustrated novel out it. Reliving the moments from which the story line is based has been a lot of fun, that being a thirty-day trip to England and Europe made almost … 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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Happy Mardi Gras in Advance

“Why bother? You’ll never win.” That’s what I keep saying to myself after buying lottery tickets, entering sweepstakes for money, giveaways for sports and fan paraphernalia, seeking literary and photography awards, prizes from other cockamamie contests found on the Internet … 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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Et Tu, Michelino? A Fitting Tribute for the Ides of March

My new friend in Rome had offered to take me to a restaurant called “Luigi’s,” built into the ancient remains of the Theatre of Pompey. Anabel was the bilingual guide on a tour of Palatine Hill in which I was … Continue reading

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