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Seductive Venice from the Boot!

Carla Gambescia hosts a fabulous blog called Postcards from the Boot where she shares her love of Italy. Today she’s featuring a number of my photos, as well as her own, that highlight our sense of Venice’s seductive talents. Oh, … Continue reading

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Jonesing for Some Venice

For those readers not familiar with American expressions, to be “jonesing” for something means that you are yearning for it. Craving it. My dictionary says that typically this refers to a drug addiction, but in my case the drug of … Continue reading

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Puzzle (7)

The more of the puzzle I complete, the more that I want to be in Venice! (Can you also see the crossword puzzle that I still haven’t completed? What’s a 7 letter word for “how the earth rotates?” Or a … Continue reading

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Puzzle (6)

The sides are really coming along! I wonder if gondoliers spend any time looking at puzzles, movies, books, newspapers, and such to see how often they show up in others’ images? I know when I see a gondolier in a … Continue reading

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Puzzle (5)

Working on the sides now. Slow but steady progress! I want to puzzle more, but we’ve actually started making masks. That’s more important right now….

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Puzzle (9) Fini!

All done! Except for one missing piece. I thought my cat had gotten it, but after I had taken the puzzle apart and put it away, I found the missing piece on the table inside a book! (p.s. I should … Continue reading

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Puzzle (8)

Having a cup of tea this time instead of a glass of wine!  

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Does Covid19 Lead to Clean Canals?

Venice’s canals are notoriously dirty, but with Italy locked down and the tourists staying away, residents are noticing that the canals look cleaner. There actually seeing fish! But what is the real reason for this new clarity? Check out this … Continue reading

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“Venice, My Muse:” An Interview with Judith Harris

A mutual friend and Venetophile introduced me to Judith Harris a couple years ago, and I had the pleasure of including her essay on Venice in my book First Spritz Is Free. Judith’s voluminous knowledge of Venetian history enlivens her … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Scott Stavrou

I was introduced to Scott by another Venetophile, shortly after he published his novel Losing Venice. Luckily for me, he also agreed to write a chapter for First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts. Though Scott used to live … Continue reading

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