Category Archives: Creativity

Versatile Bloggers

Surprise and delight on hearing Gringa of the Barrio nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award, a peer blog award. The award in itself makes me smile, as versatile – in mind, interests, tastes –  is something I always admire and look … Continue reading

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Exceptional woman breaks through the glass ceiling

Last November 10th, I posted “No Country for Exceptional Women”. In the aftermath of recent events, I read many essays and articles claiming that the USA Presidential glass ceiling had at least been seriously “cracked”. I see no sign of … Continue reading

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Blogging and flowers when it’s hot in Rome

  What’s the relationship between blogging and the real world? At a time in which a large portion of world populations seem to be going off the deep end – spurred on by insecurity and fear-mongering segments of world press … Continue reading

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Blogging from Rome

On the face of it, writing from here should be easy. When short of ideas, I can just go out and find something striking: the Coliseum or any of hundreds of stunning world-class monuments, churches, piazzas and fountains. The Tiber … Continue reading

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7-day photo challenge – Day 1

I’m very grateful I was nominated by http://thepickyeatertravels.wordpress.com  for a 7-day photo challenge, but as this is neither a daily blog nor a photography blog, I’ll give it a one-day try for now! Pickyeater posts great travelogues and her “Guides” to … Continue reading

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The poetry of particle physics

This isn’t a post about science, but without some background you’ll be wondering what a poem’s doing here. CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research is located in Geneva. It’s where they study the fundamental structure of the universe … Continue reading

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A Chilean composer in Rome

  All roads lead to Rome, so you can come across all sorts of world travelers here. Alejandro Guarello is a Chilean-born composer with Italian – Scottish ancestry, and I was lucky to meet him through a friend around the … Continue reading

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