Monthly Archives: December 2012

What Is a Forcola?

Besides food on my dining room table, in my Venice apartment there sits a forcola. What is a forcola, you might ask? (Unless you are Greg Mohr, of course.) A forcola is the wooden oar lock, or the thingy that … Continue reading

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Boyoboyoboy. I’m in Venice and I have so much to blog about, but I don’t have easy internet access. This is torture. So I typed these in the apartment on the laptop and came to an internet café to upload … Continue reading

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Now Linked to Facebook and LinkedIn!

Well, geez, I’m just all over the web. Posts here will automatically travel to my other social media sites for your reading and viewing pleasure.

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The Escape Garden

Did you notice the new banner photo this week? It’s the canal alongside the Palazzo Morosini del Giardino, in Cannaregio. This palazzo was owned by a branch of the Morosini family, one of the oldest patrician families in Venice. This … Continue reading

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Now Available!

Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps is now available in paperback! I just picked up a dozen boxes from the printer, just in time to give as holiday presents! (Well, I’m a little late for Hanukkah.) You can buy it for … Continue reading

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Continuing with the Incest Theme….

If you’ve been following this blog or if you’ve read Seductive Venice, you know that I described Judith Summers’ theories that perhaps Casanova had a daughter with his possible half-sister Teresa Imer-Cornelys. Last week I came across more information on … Continue reading

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In my Hands Soon–and Then in Yours!

Seductive Venice is at the printer’s this week. I’m publishing a paperback copy under my own new publishing imprint, Ca’ Specchio. Those of you who still prefer a paperback you can smell and hold in your hands, you’re in luck! … Continue reading

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Piazza San Marco non e’ Li!

I’ve been practicing my Italian lately, trying to bring back my latent skills and forgotten words. I’ve never been fully fluent, but I got by at a conversational level (and tried to do some business with the bookstores in Venice, … Continue reading

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Featured Book: Casanova’s Women

I had hoped to add an Amazon widget to my blog and website in order to share my favorite Casanova or Venice books with readers, but alas, WordPress doesn’t support the Amazon widget. So instead, I thought I’d start an … Continue reading

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