Category: Culture


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One thing just leads to another.

Monday, August 6th, 2018

So I have the visa, I have the apartment, so what else is there to do. I will say that the hurdles that I have overcome seemed daunting and I’m glad that’s behind me. Now the next series. As in the track and field there’s never a single hurdle. My original plan was to minimize […]

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The Elusive Lia

Friday, July 20th, 2018

I’ve been back from my spring jaunt to Bologna for almost two months and have not written a blog post for what seems like ages. Other than my usual laziness I do have have something of an excuse which I’ll explain in a post before long. But right now the subject is my friend Lia. […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto e il Cattivo)

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Like the title of the spaghetti western by Sergio Leone that made Clint Eastwood a star, there are all of these things in Italy. While the adjectives are in a different order in the Italian title for some reason we’ll go with the English version. So I just selected some random photographs to illustrate the […]

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Swearing in Italian

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

As I learn more and more Italian, especially through reading Italian mysteries, I’m learning a lot of ways of swearing. Some are mild, as in English and others not so much. Take something that by now seems pretty mild in English, the word “damn”. In italian that would be “porca miseria”. There are others similar […]

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