My history with day trips is spotty at best. There was Parma, on a Monday, when everything was closed. There was Lucca, which I visited in the midst of a comic con. There was Modena yesterday: ok but a bit disappointing. When you are on a day trip, you have no escape from the elements […]Read More Into Every Vacation A Little Rain Must Fall
Time for a day trip. In settling down in Bologna I made a decision that rather than haul luggage continuously I would rather stay in one place and take day trips to surrounding towns. From Bologna I can easily reach Modena, Verona, and Ravenna. Scheduling is an issue: tomorrow is Monday and I previously have […]Read More Timing is Everything
Still without any rumor of luggage, I got up and dressed in my new clothes and had a revelation. Although Steve Jobs was famous for his reality distortion field, designers and clothing vendors have a similarly effective field. Basically, you look through the store and reorient your expectations. You step into the dressing room, try […]Read More I Must Have Joined the Junior Campers!
Today I was awake early and off to the conference. Another good day of talks and discussion on diabetes in pregnancy. Good until late afternoon when the jet lag caught up with me and I basically slept through a talk. At this point the talks were winding down so I decided to head out. I […]Read More The 80s Called. They Want Their Benetton Back
I just love waking up in Florence. There is just something unreal about this place. You can be wandering down a small cramped street and suddenly it will open onto an expansive piazza grounded by a ponderous medieval palace. That is the experience we had tonight. I can’t help but wonder what this square felt […]Read More Eating Without Regrets
After a fitful sleep I woke to a breakfast of blueberry muffin, yogurt, and orange juice. The plane landed and we sat on the tarmac for an extra 30 minutes. Just because. I’ve had this happen before at CDG, and have decided it must be part of the normal French workflow that is designed to […]Read More Putting Things Into Perspective