Monthly Archives: May 2011

Blanket Stitched Lawnmower Bag

My Italian lawnmower and I have a long and rich history together. But, I have to admit that I was ready to part ways when it’s tattered grass-catcher-bag snagged the top of the sprinkler head, shearing it off and subsequently … Continue reading

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Help Stamp Out Noise!

We’ve taken up “stamp collecting” in Italy. No, I’m not talking about keeping a dusty book full of various century-old Italian stamps. Instead, it’s about the very contemporary art of “stamping” in Italy. Now that’s worthwhile and is of utmost … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous!

As you know from an earlier post, I’ve had my share of problems with Italian flyswatters. If you didn’t already read it, you might want to check out the April story called “Fly Me to the Moon—Please,” as a suggested … Continue reading

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Short in the Wire

“The systems just aren’t very robust.” That’s become a rather common phrase for us in Italy. Whether we’re talking about the telephone connection, the electrical service, the water or the heat, our lament always seems to apply. Something is always … Continue reading

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Honey Badger Don’t Care

Fear is an ugly emotion! In fact, you could say that it’s perhaps the most insidious of all human emotions. It would surely win hands down in an old-fashioned repulsive emotions contest, if there ever was such a thing. You … Continue reading

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