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Redefining Beauty: Elena Cornaro Piscopia

Remarkable women have been thwarted throughout the centuries. One story that never fails to break my heart is the story of Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to earn a university degree. Watch this video to learn … Continue reading

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Another Cane

That’s cane, as in the Italian word for dog. Last summer I posted a photo of a dog on a small calle in Venice, and then I came across this dog, also a picture worth sharing.

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Where Am I?

Your latest location to puzzle over. Here are a couple shots I took while looking out the windows: And here’s the ceiling… And the floor. So where am I? Can you name the building?

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova:

On a windy day, my friend Adriano filmed this episode of Quattro Minuti con Casanova in Campo San Maurizio. Giorgio Baffo, (1694-1768) writer of licentious poems, was also a mentor and friend to Giacomo Casanova. Here at his house, the Palazzo … Continue reading

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Learn Something New Every Week

“Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting nonfiction articles.” That’s the motto of the website NFReads.com, a clearing house for nonfiction titles. Peruse their pages or even have a weekly email delivered to let you know what’s … Continue reading

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Some Artwork Worth Noticing

I spotted these interesting works at the Museo Correr today. Here’s a painting by Giovanni Bellini where Jesus actually looks like he’s from the Middle East. Or does he look like he’s from the Planet of the Apes? This one … Continue reading

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A New Original

When I first started sharing my writing with a larger audience, I thought the pinnacle of success was lots of money, a book on a best seller list, and maybe a seat at Oprah’s table. Instead, so many other kinds of … Continue reading

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