The Pianist In the Piazza

The night was swarthy in the piazza, and small groups of us sat, scattered about on the baked stones listening to the frantic notes played by the pianist on an electric keyboard. There was an urgency in their high pitched trill, like time slipping away as we grasped at its ethereal tendrils. And my days […]

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A Place Where I Belong

Navigating my way out from deep within the caverns of Bologna Centrale involved getting lost. The train station has now been much redone from my initial visit a decade ago, and they need to work on the signage here. But the misdirection only added to the anticipation that resonated through my bones and into my […]

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Where The Etruscans Lived

Prior to this trip, I haven’t spent much time in Umbria, a small, land-locked region just southeast of Tuscany. Many years ago I spent one day in Orvieto, but that’s it. Because of this I came here hoping to make the best of my time on the ground, limited though it is. Umbria is comprised […]

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