Monthly Archives: November 2020

The Aunts

A small apartment in the middle of Milan. A kitchen, a bathroom, a bed-sitting room. Tiled floors. Tall windows. The aroma of something delicious simmering all day on the stove. Sauces so rich, it only requires a dessertspoon over pasta, … Continue reading

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Moth

A night sky bereft of light,stars shrouded in cloud.A pulsing, whispering, whoosh that might bewild winds whipping through the trees,nor waves crashing on the beach.Sounds louder – and closer – in the heavy, scented darknessthan they will be in daylight.Monotonous … Continue reading

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Gluttony

“There are those people who can eat one piece of chocolate, one piece of cake, drink one glass of wine. There are even people who smoke one or two cigarettes a week. And then there are people for whom one … Continue reading

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Exploring Nepal

Part II of a tale I told earlier this year of a trip to Nepal in 1990… That evening, a huge thunderstorm hit our campsite with a vengeance. The gods were playing havoc with hammer and anvil, hurling hailstones down … Continue reading

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