Ahhhhhh, Italy. To arrive here from the austerity and the grayness of Budapest and Vienna is to sigh at the colors, at the sweet man who serves us coffee by the Grand Canal of Venice. To come to Italy is to come home.

Entries from Venice, Italy

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Italy

Here are a couple of movies from our time in Venice and Tellaro, Italy.    

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Venice (and other places too luscious to spoil)

    There are places in the world that humans cannot ruin. The ones I have seen have a beauty and majesty that defies the crush of people who descend upon them. They somehow cannot be stained or

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Venice

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Venice

Dolora and Liam just left the apartment to do some morning shopping in the narrow street off Piazza Maggiore, leaving me alone for two hours to write. It took them a while to leave because distraction

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita   The president of my grad school, Aftab Omer, said to us one late, late night after a long day of vulnerability and deep psychological work, “Getting to the gold requires sacrifice.

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Sketching in Venice

I am sitting to the right of the Rialto Bridge in Venice on some steps that lead into the Grand Canal. To my right, Liam is sketching the black gondolas that pass by every few seconds. It is thrilling

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A slight pause…

Hey y’all,   A quick note to say that blogs are spotty for a bit longer because we’ve been traveling in ways and in places without wireless. Just arrived in Italy and are now getting