Blog archives for December, 2012


Archive for December, 2012

Seta (Silk)

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Seta (“Silk” in english) is the title of a book by Alessandro Barrico. I read a passage from it in an Italian class in Bologna and promptly bought the book. It’s a short book that I found just short of poetry in some ways. I read it in Italian but you don’t need to. It […]

Oh no c’e’ Silvio di nuovo! (Oh no, it’s Silvio again!)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Is there anyone who is not familiar with the name Silvio Berlusconi? He seems like a joke to us here in the states but is the longest serving Italian Prime Minister since the end of WWII and was elected 4 different times – truly dominating Italian national politics for 17 years. All of this despite […]

The Cats of Rome – Rethought

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Over two years ago (my God have I been doing this that long?!) I did a post on the cats of Rome. Yes, they are an institution in Rome and yes, there are people all over the city that feed them. I recently saw an article in the NY Times. There is a major cat sanctuary […]