A wallpaper wizard

Look, it is not a lot to ask, I don’t think. After years and years and sleepless nights…

Bone Saws, Opiates & the Daily Black Pants

I have been asked to provide an update on my recovery: I knew that I was having major…

Of the Lilac Surgical Gown.

Of all the things I thought would make me happy in this life, I was completely unprepared for…

I just jumped.

This year I learned to jump. It was my plan to do a language immersion — for as…

OsloOhhh.

Will you need help down the stairs, ma’am?, the flight attendant asks. No, I am ok going down,…

Seven months…interrupted.

I have given away our extra pantry items, our blender. We are down to the our tiniest bone…

In ruins.

We are on an island. A big one. A place where streets are broken and the trunks of…

Un giorno normale — a normal day.

It was just a normal day. Up early, hulling strawberries for smoothies. We strip the bed to run…

Six Months Now.

Six months, now. We have our favorite curry cashews. We now have fresh basil growing on our windowsill.…

The magical olive tree

We had just returned from a week away the night before and had all manner of clean laundry…

Doing what Romans do.

We were in this country for so very long before we made it down to Roma.   So…

Nerd Notes from The Forest of the King

Alas, duty, invitation and ‘mini-break’ have brought us to the land of pommes frites. Here it is green…

On draining the swamp — sort of.

Yes, these days we have been talking about ‘draining the swamp’ — in a way.   Here we…

Of the Ligurian Sea.

It was for R’s upcoming birthday that we made the plan to go to Cinque terre…the ‘five lands’…referring…

153 days.

It has been 153 days. Centocinquantatre’ giorni. One hundred and fifty three days of supermineralized water, watching where…

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