Liquid Gold along Lake Garda

When we lived in Piemonte the focus was on wine, like Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera – but here on Lake Garda – olive oil gets extra special attention – it’s often called liquid gold; it’s that good. I use allot of it. I cook Mediterranean and while I’m cooking I cut up some fresh rustichini,Continue reading “Liquid Gold along Lake Garda”

Finally, good news

Italy cuts electricity and gas prices by 10% in the second quarter of 2022 1 Apr 2022 The Italian energy regulator ARERA has announced a 10% decrease in electricity and gas prices for households (-10.2% for electricity and 10% for gas) in the second quarter of 2022. This will be the first drop in 18 monthsContinue reading “Finally, good news”

Hard to report; most of the world’s on the fence

For anyone interested in how the world is responding to sanctions against Russia; outside the bubble of the US media – let’s have a look at Pakistan, Malaysia, China, India and most of Africa, not to mention the Arabs and Israel – awful news, most of the world is on the fence

Feels like a kiss

I received 2 packages in the mail last month, each from Seattle, each felt like a kiss. Two artists who will collaborate on May 15th at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. Mary Lamery, a fine artist, and Victor Janusz, Seattle’s Piano Man, loved by Obama, and many others, like me. Old fashioned mailContinue reading “Feels like a kiss”

Art is the best medicine

For many, including me, Musee d’Orsay in Paris is particularly dear. Inside, the world’s treasures, including any Degas your heart may desire. Outside you’ll find 6 allegorical female statues, known as the Six Continents, each women embodies a continent, each accompanied by symbols of their continent. Whenever I went, didnt’ dwell on the symbols, ratherContinue reading “Art is the best medicine”

Depends where you’re sitting at the international table

I was talking to my partner last night. He’s in Turkey for two weeks. I’ve never been but he says it’s awfully cosmopolitan and terrifically international; twice the size of London. He’s staying at his sister’s place, she works for the UN, think she holds 4 passports. His brother in law is Israeli and theirContinue reading “Depends where you’re sitting at the international table”

Creativity is the best medicine

I’ve no idea how to reupholster but who cares. Courage seems to be the word of the day. Afterall, it’s just a chair. I don’t sew but it felt necessary to find a project to distract me from my other projects. To get out of my head, to go into alien territory. Writing a bookContinue reading “Creativity is the best medicine”

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