Full disclosure: this originated as an article in the Washington Post which my older daughter sent me. This is my riff: Sophisticated Urban Setting I would expect a larger staff at this city apartment that boasts a uniformed doorman, garbage … Continue reading
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As in Wharton. And, no, not poor in terms of her finances nor her talent but in aspects of her life. Yesterday I picked up a friend visiting me in Vermont in (relatively) nearby Lenox, MA; after she arrived we … Continue reading
Awoke in Zagreb and stepped outside into the daily market right outside our door, bursting with fruit, flowers and all manner of Easter decorations, presided over by this statue of woman carrying bread on her head. Like Italians, (not surprising … Continue reading
Much has been written about Rome’s neighborhoods especially Trastevere, an adorable area on the west bank of the Tiber. It’s full of restaurants, shops (many selling merch that could also be picked up anywhere in the urban world) and churches … Continue reading
Does anyone remember a TV program of this name? All I recall is that the mother was a VW beetle and there was a catchy theme song. The concept fit all to well the other day as first I hit … Continue reading