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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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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“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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