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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Cover Art

Back when we (that’s RJ and I) originally published Free Gondola Ride, we were trying to come up with cover art. Happily, we were offered the use of Dino DeZorzi’s painting, which is what we went with. It’s the best … Continue reading

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Smashwords Is a Smash Hit!

Free Gondola Ride is now available as an ebook! was super easy to use. Tonight I published Free Gondola Ride there as an ebook, available in seven formats for various devices. And very exciting–since it’s their newest publication (at least for a … Continue reading

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Which Way Is Up?

Which Way Is Up?

Laura, Becca, and me one year ago at a Biennale site in the Corte della Duca Sforza.

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