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Lost and Found

Truly timeless writing never arrives late. Its relevance seems lightly fated when it finally appears atop a tall stack of …

Venice Revisited

There are places that a camera simply can’t go, sensations impossible to capture, moments never meant to be preserved except …

Saturday

It isn’t clear– In the curve of his back Or his shoulders, hunched over Into a rib cage cave, protective …

Summer, Finally

Pull on your shoes and follow me down the hill. It’s sunny and there’s no way you’d rather be in …

Accendere (“To Turn On”)

There was no reason to be outside after work on Friday. Leaving late, sufficiently warmed up from my office’s weekly …

Buon Compleanno

        In America we wish someone “happy birthday” whereas the Italians say, “Buon compleanno,” good wishes for …

Ordinary Exceptions

Mark Broadhead so accurately encapsulates my own struggles since returning from Italy that I’d swear he was looking inside my …

Passatutto

During my first and only trip to Paris in 2005, I remember running through the deep underbelly of a Metro …

Fellows, Heroes, and Senses

Last night, I saw my first SIFF film of this year’s series, “Perfect Sense,” which stars Ewan McGregor as a …

Earthly Pleasures

I sing the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not …

5 Days in the Rust Belt

Motor City. Gray City. Pothole City. Ain’t exactly what I remember city. Henry Ford blue and yellow reed grasses stand …

Proof

The second proof arrived with a new technical glitch, but one more fix should do it. A mid-March release is …

Bits and Bytes

For Italians, nothing shows affection like a home-cooked meal. For Cancerians like me, who are also Italian, the preparation of …

Butterflies

As the solstice grows closer, and our days darker, the more we become moths to a flame—any flame. When the …