Blog archives for September, 2011

Archive for September, 2011


Thursday, September 29th, 2011

How could I go to Bologna and not visit Ducati? I had a Ducati many years ago and have quite a fondness for them. Not only that but the factory is in Borgo Panigali which is really a suburb but is officially part of Bologna. There is a bus that goes directly there – well, […]

My OLD Bank (or how to get money when in Italy for awhile)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Almost every day another adventure. Since I knew that I would be out of the country for 11 weeks I knew that I couldn’t bring enough cash with me to see me through. Using credit cards and ATM cards is OK for a week or three but those charges for exchange and extraction of cash […]

Cause and Effect

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Ah, America. Land of the land boat. It’s our right, after all, to drive SUVs and even Hummers. It’s practically a death sentence for any politician to suggest that maybe there’s a reasonable alternative. So we keep sending shiploads of money to other countries around the world in exchange for shiploads of the precious fluids […]

La Prima Settimana (The First Week)

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

So now I have been in Bologna for a week. I’ve survived the first week of school, walked a LOT and since the weather is hot (caldo) I’ve also sweat (sudare – to sweat) a lot. I cannot even think about wearing a t-shirt more than one day here like I can in Oakland. I […]