Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Inconvenient Truth About Bambi

Well, autumn is just around the corner and it’s mating season here in Italy for the Caprioli, Roe Deer. We hear them in the dusky hours every evening and in the misty dawn, making their unusual call of the wild. … Continue reading

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Italians Have Always Been Cool

Did you know that air-conditioning has been around for centuries in Europe, long before the invention of electricity? It’s true. Well, sort of. Europeans are experts at using exterior shutters to control the flow of air and the intensity of … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Blues

A cherry-plum tree is right outside our bedroom window—so close, you can almost reach out and touch it. On Wednesday morning when we looked out, on the delicate branches that are contrasted with beautiful deep purple leaves, we spied a … Continue reading

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High Tack-nology Communication

We have a new friend. Sort of. Well, not really, because we rarely see her and haven’t ever talked much at all, but . . . we have been in communication for years now. I know this doesn’t make sense … Continue reading

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The Woman On the Wall

This story has little to do with the man smiling and holding a white paper sign with a name on it. It has absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Gould (the name on the paper), whoever he is, and wherever … Continue reading

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