Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Just one last pat on the head.

She’s been gone almost two weeks, but still, I inexplicably expect her to amble down the hall and thrust that magnificent golden head and mane in my face, looking to comfort me and oh, maybe get a nice little scratch … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Florence

  Dusty and weary after after our day trip to Siena and beyond, we arrived in the narrow streets of Florence during what must have been their rush hour. In the ninety seconds we double-parked on the¬†Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli to … Continue reading

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A Last Look at Rome

It’s hard to let go of Rome. I have such ¬†a jumble of memories: first, the incomprehensible scale of the place and its art – St. Peter’s! The Colosseum! Bernini! The Baths of Caracalla! Then there are the more prosaic … Continue reading

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Say nothing.

Mark Twain may have said it best: “If you have nothing to say, say nothing”. Today is one of those rare days when I am utterly without inspiration, chicken or otherwise. This does not ordinarily stop me, but a cautionary … Continue reading

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