Tag Archives: #USA

No Country for Exceptional Women

Artemisia Gentileschi was considered one of her generation’s most gifted painters, and yet I hadn’t even heard of her before watching a TV documentary last week. I admittedly mastered in Maths at French schools, where  History of Art wasn’t compulsory. … Continue reading

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Suburban pumpkins, Harleys and a museum

Back in Rome after a couple of weeks in the USA, everything feels smaller here. Even street-art colours were more exhuberant there. Here we’re cramped for space, streets are narrower, there’s less green and above all less sky.  In the USA, … Continue reading

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United we stand, divided we … ?

Life in interesting times is the subtitle of this blog. I studiously avoid the political, but this morning I can’t help commenting on the crazy state of the world and where we’ll all going. Apologies to my usual bloggy friends. In … Continue reading

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Time for gratitude

  Thanksgiving is my favourite yearly celebration, though it’s not on the calendar here in Italy. And while I believe many countries, peoples and individuals would greatly benefit from taking a pause and celebrating it, I also wonder why we … Continue reading

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From away

I thought going up to Maine by coach would feel a bit adventurous, reminiscent of Hollywood Greyhound driven road trips. It turned out to be pretty tame, a very sedate and well-organized three and a half hours on a comfortable … Continue reading

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Boston break

  Visiting places is never like actually living there, by definition you’re on holiday. You don’t have to deal with real life, which for most people involves dragging yourself from bed to breakfast to commute to traffic jams and everything … Continue reading

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