Monthly Archives: June 2012

“The sound of St. Mark’s bells pealing across the water at dusk is less the sound of clappers against brass, either; it is the echo of an invitation being extended to all of us to participate in something deeply imagined.”


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Seductive Art

Today I spent some time gathering feedback on cover art. My fabulous friends have contributed images that might become the cover of Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps (my Venice guide by that name, not this blog). I am so lucky … Continue reading

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Summer in a Glass

I’m in trouble now. I might become an alcoholic. I was in Trader Joe’s the other day, heading for the pinot grigio delle Venezia, when something caught my eye. F-R-A-G… what the? O-L-I-N. Fragolin? Could it be like my beloved … Continue reading

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Rhymes with Orange Today

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Secret Venice

I just finished reading Secret Venice, a guidebook that includes none of the things you’d expect to go see in Venice. The cover kind of freaked me out–it shows a bridge over the Grand Canal, with gondolas floating by, but … Continue reading

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“The water at the moment…

“The water at the moment holds more light than the air does.” –Joseph Brodkey

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Sunrise Venice

At the recommendation of my new Venice sorella Vonda (a longer blog about her will be forthcoming), I got the Discovery Channel’s video Sunrise Earth. It features long, uninterrupted trips on our planet, my favorite, obviously, being Venice. It starts … Continue reading

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