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Chartres Cathedral and Malcolm Miller

I wonder what it’s like to love an object so much that you spend your entire life studying it and still, even after 60 years, you adore it as much as the day you first laid eyes on it. Is … Continue reading

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Odes to Murmella, the family cat

We just lost our cat, Murmella.  these poems are in memory of her. Murmella the family cat black and white, purring soft, we miss you already

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In Provence-5 Tips for Idiots

I spent a week here cruising the Saone River. The food is exquisite, the history is fascinating, the women are beautiful, and the scenery is to die for. What more could you want?

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The French Riviera-Such a Deal!

Saint-Tropez. Antibes. Cannes. Nice. Monaco. Monte Carlo. The names roll off the tongue, and, especially when spoken in their native language, elicit images of easy luxury, sun-drenched beaches, and French panache.

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Fall Comes To The Italian Riviera

The beaches here are little more than boulders scattered in front of the sea. The bluffs mark land’s end, and the towns cling to the edge. The sun marks the time of the season as it marches across the sky, … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre Haikus

I just finished destroying my old knees on the trails between the towns of the Cinque Terre. Here are some haikus I wrote today, one an ode to my aging limbs. After 5 days of hiking along these trails cut … Continue reading

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10 Reasons I Love Austria

I am leaving Austria today, and, not for the first time, wish I were living here. I visit Vienna every year, but this Autumn has been special because I was also able to see Salzburg again. Both cities are jewels. … Continue reading

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