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The lasagna (La lasagna)

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

I have a roommate, Nick (from New Hampshire), who is here in Bologna for 4 months on an unpaid internship to learn how to make “sheet” pasta. It’s not very easy (I’ve done it once). You use a long straight rolling pin called a mattarello and wind up with a large circle of very fine […]

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Bagni di Mario (Thermal baths of Mario)

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

I had heard about this site in Bologna, in fact I did a translation of tourist information from the Italian about the place. Unfortunately it is not open for visits from the public. Still it may open in the future for tourists visits so I wanted to write about it. It’s called Bagni di Mario. […]

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Election night in Bologna (Sera dell’elezione a Bologna)

Friday, November 18th, 2016

November 8th in Bologna and the election day in the US. Given the time difference of 9 hours the polls on the west coast closed at 6 PM so that translates to 3 AM in Bologna. There was a great amount of interest in US election there not only because we are a world power […]

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Back to High School (Torno al liceo)

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last spring when I was here in Bologna I met a high school teacher, Antonio, who teaches English and business. I was interested in additional volunteer activities but at that time nothing came together to do something at the high school. This fall, however, I did go there 4 times to be the native speaker […]

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