Monthly Archives: May 2012

More Venice in my life today

Some of you know that I’m a high school English teacher. This year I started at a new school, and they do a lot of luncheons, fundraisers, and other events. There’s some weird kind of synergy going on because their … Continue reading

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The British Sisters

The British Sisters

Stefano gives us a glide down the Grand Canal last summer (or was this one from four years ago??). In white is Laura Americana, travel buddy extraordinaire. In green is Laura Ingleterra, (we had to distinguish between the many Lauras that summer, and yes, there was a Laura Italiana in the house). In black is B, the latter Laura’s sister. They bought a cute flat in the Ghetto a few years back and are living the expat life–and volunteering to test the Casanova walks.

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Thanks to B!

As Bob makes the maps for me, I have to check a few changes I made  to Walk 1, 4, and 6 of the Casanova guidebook to Venice (titled, guess what? Seductive Venice!). Anyway, since I can’t be in  Venice … Continue reading

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Gondolas Then and Now!

In a previous post I mentioned that I had sent off an article about gondolas during the eighteenth century, Casanova’s era. I still haven’t heard if it’s been accepted for publication in the Casanovist journal, but I also created a … Continue reading

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And then Bob fell from the sky….

My friend Bob is 82 years old and is working on a historical fiction novel. His first book was about the history of Silicon Valley (when it was still the Valley of Heart’s Delight), and I helped him to edit … Continue reading

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Venetian Fandango

Today I got to make a presentation about Carnevale, gondolas, and Casanova! Yes, a group of people actually paid to hear me speak to them about this stuff. (And you get the blog for free!) It was actually a luncheon … Continue reading

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Which Way??

Which Way??

Here’s Tiffany again, with Laura this time, testing out a walk in Cannaregio. Really, my writing is not that confusing.

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