Monthly Archives: November 2011

pass the gravy with the thanks

This tends to be the hardest time of year for me, from the end of October into the start of the long dreary winter, and it’s not just because there are so many Italian tax payments due. It’s the weather … Continue reading

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on running

I ran cross country for one season in high school and I liked it but I was too lazy to be much of an asset to the team. Since then, every once in awhile, I will start running again, but … Continue reading

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much to be thankful for

Yesterday I received an invitation to a real Thanksgiving hosted by American friends in a palace in town. It will be a huge group with lots of Americans and I think it might be the first time in 11 years … Continue reading

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getting there

It doesn’t quite feel like home yet, but it’s getting there. Sort of. I bought a couple plants, so that’s progress. But the walls are still so bare, and I still need shelves in the kitchen. The doors to my … Continue reading

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the prince

At the risk of giving away our exact location I will tell you that, two floors below us, there lives a prince. He is quite debonair in his pastel cashmere sweaters, carefully combed-back silver hair, as he walks his small … Continue reading

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a good one

The most often used areas in the new apartment are my work space and the kitchen, and I can see the kitchen from my work space, which, for some reason, I find comforting. Both are very cozy without being teeny … Continue reading

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not quite what i’d had in mind

It is a cold, gray November day, and it happens to be market day in our town, but otherwise it’s just a regular Thursday, with work to do and music class at school, rugby practice in the evening and haircuts … Continue reading

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