Blog archives for August, 2011

Archive for August, 2011

Trouble in Blog City

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

This is kind a nuisance post but I have come across a problem. I do have a few subscribers to the blog. I thank all of you who are regular readers. However I cannot now tell how many readers that I have. The blog uses a service called Feedburner which I set up when I […]

The Alligator

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Some time back a fellow student at Italingua in Berkeley loaned me a book by Massimo Carlotto. The title was “ Il Corriere Columbiano” and it was in Italian. You can buy the book in translation, as well as some of his others on Amazon and presumably in some bookstores. However he is not well […]

Italy Bound

Monday, August 15th, 2011

In a recent post I talked a bit about studying Italian in Italy. There are the obvious advantages of being in a place where everyone is speaking Italian. It is that prod that is needed to get past the embarrassment of speaking like a 3 year old when in fact you are a well educated […]

Amanda Knox Revisited

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Hoo- boy, here we go again. This is kind of a long post but I hope you’ll stick with it and find it interesting. When I wrote a post not long ago about Amanda Knox I was fascinated by the case but found that it was really hard to get a handle on it because […]