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Cicadas and swallows

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

I don’t think that I’ve heard cicadas since I was a boy in Oklahoma. I never recall hearing them when I lived on the East Coast and certainly not in California. Here in Italy I’m told that they are present every year. This is only my third summer and I don’t remember ever hearing them […]

Trip to Faenza and Brisighella

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

It’s been about 6 weeks since I did a blog post. I guess that during all of the Covid restrictions I didn’t have much to write about that seemed particularly interesting. But with lifting of a lot of restrictions (we can quit wearing masks when we are not in an enclosed space – yipee!) it […]

I’m Still Here

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post. I guess that’s because there hasn’t been too much to do here during the long lockdown and frankly I’ve become a little lazy. However that has changed a lot in the past month. First of all I’ve been vaccinated with two shots of Pfizer and […]

What color is your state?

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

That seems like an odd question – at least in the U.S. it would be strange unless related to politics, i.e. red state or blue state. Here it refers to the state of Covid in the various regions (equivalent of states) and sometimes the zones can include not the entire region but the province (like […]