Blog archives for July, 2012

Archive for July, 2012

Bologna Miscellaneous

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Bologna at one time had rivers and canals. Now most of the rivers run under the city. I was told that if you find yourself on a long and winding street that there’s a good bet that it follows the path of a river that has now been covered over with the street. There still […]

Ciao ALCE (again)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Well, my language skills improved a lot but I still have difficulty following the dialog in a movie or on a TV show. I have found a significant ┬áchange in my progress with the language. Before it seemed that I could always speak Italian better than I could understand it. It made sense to me. […]

Pranzo col maiale (lunch with the pig)

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

It’s not often that you have lunch with a pig, at least not one that is part of what’s on your plate. But Jessica has a pet pig. It all started with Davide, one of the best teachers at the school who has, alas, moved on to other things. In any case Davide introduced me […]