Monthly Archives: October 2021

Jewish Ghetto, Airbnb & other Cafe Stories

It’s an amazing feature of change.  The twisted winding streets, narrow as crooked fingers, are now lit with happening cafes, cold brew, bars serving Aperol spritz.  The old Jewish ghettos, once places of shame and confinement, are where you’ll find … Continue reading

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Why Palermo

Why Palermo, a friend asked when I was making plans.  To gather the last strands of summer sun, like harvesters with a basket, I said, or something such.  Everything sings in the sun.  Instead, there has been some sun and … Continue reading

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The History of Palermo in Eggplant and Gold Mosaic

You could write the history of Palermo in gold mosaic, in eggplant and raisins, in 14th century palaces whose doors stand alongside a tangle of rubble, of blood.  You could stand looking at scooters wheeling down a medieval alleyway and … Continue reading

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…Travel Again

Stop doing something, then start again to incur wonder. I.e., travel! You give your suitcase to strangers and pick it up on a Mediterranean island? You fly in the belly of a mechanical bird? Suddenly you’re above the clouds where … Continue reading

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In the Beginning, the Slug

In the Beginning, the Slug From confusion and darkness over the deep, this — divine days of early fall, glitter of high blue, lush watered grass.  Something shimmers, the length of a necklace,  flecks of silver, of pink, of blue … Continue reading

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