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Surfing the (second) wave

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Here in Italy the second wave of covid is very active. It has gone from an average of 200 new cases a day in the summer to an average of about 8,000 in the last week after creeping up slowly during August and September with an average of 1500 cases a day. The problem here […]

The wedding (il matrimonio)

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

We each read the vows in both languages (above) and then Laura read her poem. Both Laura and I and the two witnesses (Monica and Gianluca) signed a document of some sort. They didn’t give us a copy but I’m sure it’s filed away somewhere in the comune. Then since there is a little balcony […]

Big News

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Yes, a major news flash! Laura and I are getting married on October 9th. We had talked about this since late winter and since I needed to go to the consulate in Firenze (Florence) in late April to have some documents notarized for the sale of my house in Oakland I decided to complete the […]

Trip to Dozza

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Since we’re not as busy with other stuff, bureaucratic, house, etc. and we wanted to make sure that the car battery was charged since we hadn’t used the car for two or three weeks we decide to go to Dozza. I had seen pictures of this little town of this little town with just over […]