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The Royal Palace in Caserta

After three weeks of warm weather and sunshine, we have a rainy spell in Italy. The farmers are happy as it seems that there hasn’t been rain for a hundred days. Given the sudden change in weather, I’m glad that … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Verona

Apologies to my readers who are getting my posts via email. With the loss of my computer, I’m writing my posts partly on my phone and partly on an ancient computer. I noticed that the email version of my last … Continue reading

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The Mood in Rome

Last week, my friends from Bologna were visiting Rome and I spent time with them wandering around the city. One of the visits we made was to the Domus Aurea, Nero’s house, which I had visited and described some years … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I’m in Rome as you can see from the photo of the Pantheon. You may be wondering why I chose the above title for this post so I’ll start by saying that my arrival was pretty ugly. I had an … Continue reading

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Twosday 22/2/22

Today, Tuesday, is being referred to as Twosday. The date is palindromic and also an ambigram which means that it is the same read in either direction or upside down. The last time this occurred was on the 11th of … Continue reading

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My Covid-19 Experience

The day I published my last post Feb 2nd, I felt I was coming down with a cold. The evening before, I had developed a post-nasal drip which was creating a slight irritation in my throat. I didn’t think much … Continue reading

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Happy Lunar New Year

Yesterday, February 1st, we entered the year of the Tiger which gives me the opportunity to feature one of my favourite pieces of street art on the side of a building on Harbord St. The photo was taken some years … Continue reading

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Food Insecurity

Sadly, there is food insecurity even in a rich country like Canada. In 1983, a charitable institution called the Food Bank opened its doors in order to make food available for those who are in need, their motto being that … Continue reading

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Pandemic Pursuits

Thank you to all the readers who wrote me personal notes encouraging me to continue with my blog. It was heart warming reading your comments and made me realize that in these times, people appreciate glimpses into other lives and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2022

I doubt that I have any readers left and indeed my intention had been to fade into the sunset and be done with this blog but two things happened that changed my mind. The first was that I mentioned to … Continue reading

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