Tag Archives: Italian men

Goal: Don’t Leave the Lagoon

I had passed the place a number of times, it being on my walk to the language class I took a few years ago. Da LeLe, the little bacar√≤¬†wine bar, couldn’t hold its patrons in its 4 x 4 interior, … Continue reading

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Regatta Report: SS Giovanni e Paolo

The sun was shining, the waves were choppy, and the boats were colorful. B, my indefatigable regatta partner every summer, joined me again for the boat races at SS Giovanni e Paolo on Sunday, June 24. We had been out … Continue reading

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Becoming Casanova

I looked down and saw that my hands were writing a manuscript. My legs were clad in pale blue damask breeches, my feet in black shoes with silver buckles. My hand that held the pen was tickled by my lace … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

I’m a busy kid in Venice! I visited the Palazzo Zaguri exhibit, “Venice Secrets.” It’s huge–many floors filled with torture devices and their grisly descriptions. Chairs where they set people on fire, beds like grills, pokey things and spiky things. … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Monica Cesarato

Monica and I have not yet met face to face, but we hope to soon when I head there next week. We were introduced by mutual friends, and now Monica has contributed a chapter to my upcoming book First Spritz … Continue reading

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Speaking of Casanova…

…which is exactly what I’ll be doing on May 16! Please join me at the We and Our Neighbors club house in San Jose, California. We’re doing a fundraiser for the clubhouse, which has been a community gathering place for … Continue reading

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The Quaderno

In March, news broke about a rare find–a notebook written by Giacomo Casanova when he was six years old. It’s being referred to as the quaderno amongst the Casanovists I’ve been talking to. I didn’t post anything earlier because I … Continue reading

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