Monthly Archives: November 2014

Just Don’t Do It On Your Own

I’m not really into the ‘Bucket List’ thing.  Books with titles like ‘The Hundred – or even more remarkable – Thousand Places You Must See Before You Die’ strike me as weirdly chore-like.  Sorry, can’t die yet, haven’t been to… … Continue reading

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Achoo! (gay)

In the early 1900’s a group of children between the ages of 3 and 6 from an impoverished neighbourhood in Rome achieved an extraordinary feat – they ‘spontaneously’ learned to read.  Their teacher would go on to develop a revolutionary philosophy … Continue reading

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Two-tiered bus tickets and Hanging Blockheads

I was by the door of the tiny kitchen where Maria prepared the evening meal for guests. During the four days I stayed at Villa Maria, I got into the habit of stopping by the kitchen when I returned from the … Continue reading

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A Bizarre Form of Locomotion

Walking is something scientists believe we’ve been doing for somewhere between 250,000 and 1.6 million years, when Homo erectus, first decided to go upright.   Why that distant ancestor decided to stand up remains a mystery.  To get a better view … Continue reading

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Quando, Quando – Part II

After lunch I set off for the Duomo.  Given that Ravello is only 7 square kilometres and the touristy part a lot smaller than that, it took quite a while. Every other store, or so it seemed, sold ceramica – some of … Continue reading

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