Monthly Archives: April 2011

Beds I Have Slept In – No Photos

Probably the best bed I have slept in was in the Hotel San Domenico in Matera with the bed in the spare room at my brother and sister-in-law’s place in Florida coming in a close second.   In all fairness though, the … Continue reading

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More About the Food

As requested, here is a bit more detail of the food that I am surrounded by. Last night at the Birthday Party for the family, that was 60 people, the restaurant shut down to the public and we prepared a typical … Continue reading

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I’d Be Lying…….

…..If I said I didn’t seriously think about going home the first hour on the new job. Not ‘cause it was more than I could do, but because my Italian is not that good, and Pepe didn’t speak a word … Continue reading

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Up the Stream of Consciousness….. without a Paddle.

I know I owe you all a bit more information than you could glean from the one-liners on Facebook, but I have been in an emotional holding pattern for a while –somewhere between “What am I doing here?” and “Everything … Continue reading

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Last Class

I feel like a bell that has been gonged continuously for months and now that the striking has stopped, I am still ringing. Nearly all the students are gone today. They left in ones and twos over the last few days. … Continue reading

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Pecorino

For the last few decades, when I describe Alaskans and why I love to live there I have said, “We are an entire state of Pecora Neros – black sheep. While we didn’t see any black sheep this morning we did see … Continue reading

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Napoli – Land of Coffee, Pizza and Sfogliatelli……

……but not in that order. Sfogliatella FIRST. There may be other things in Naples, but as far as I was concerned it was about flour, the things you can do with it, and the coffee that goes with it. Man, do those … Continue reading

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