Blog archives for April, 2020


Archive for April, 2020

I’m still here

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

I mean that title in two senses. First I’m alive and well in these times when that means more than it usually does and second I’m still in Bologna and in general unable to go very far from my house. You need to fill out a form to go to another town or city. So […]

Starting Week 6 of the lock down (even the blog titles are getting boring)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Whooo boy, this is getting old. Thank God for WhatsApp. I talk to friends here and in California with video. I talk to my realtor, who’s becoming more and more of a friend as she steers the house sale through the process. The severe restrictions on movement has now been extended to May 3rd. So […]

Goodbye John (Addio John)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The news came this morning that John Prine died yesterday.  It was not really a surprise since I knew that he was in critical condition and was highly at risk, having lost a lung to cancer a few years ago. He was a lifelong smoker. This morning I have been listening to a lot of […]

Starting week 5 of the lock down

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

It really is almost surreal how life changes when confined to the house for a long period of time. Kind of like being in prison without the the nasty roommates and guards and of course better food since I’m a pretty good cook. Still I and probably the other 60 million residents of Italy are […]