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An Exchange of Gifts

Meet my translator! I’m happy to announce that my walking guide, Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps, will soon be published in Italian! Here’s how this came about: My friend Adriano, who shares my interest in Casanova and has helped me … Continue reading

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Casanova the Noun

OED entry: “Used allusively of a man whose amorous activities resemble those of Casanova.” Merriam Webster: “Lover, especially : a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover.” A while back I had a book promotion event and someone in the audience had a … 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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Soul and Wit

“An almost general custom in Italy is to deny Mothers the most precious gift, which is their Daughters’ education, which leaves them nothing but the sweet title of Mother” (qtd. in Calvani 10). Venetian author and translator Giustina Renier Michiel … Continue reading

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To Burlesque Oneself

In researching stuff, I often come across other stuff. Stuff that’s pretty funny or intriguing. The latest is about the various Italian Academies that existed from the Renaissance on for a couple hundred years. These were gatherings, usually in patrician … Continue reading

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