PAPA FRANCESCO Now that TIME magazine has named Pope Francis its person of the year, it’s official: I’m not the only one with a little crush on Il Papa. So it’s time to tell the story of the night IContinue reading... →
TIDISCOVERING YOUR “INNER TRAIN GEEK”TLE Sub-title I’m lucky to have Paul with me, at least for the first third of this trip. His company is enough – his willingness to write a blog post is icing on the cake. ThisContinue reading... →
BERNINI, BORROMINI, AND BRAMANTE… ROME DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS I had a perfect hot day in Rome last week. (On a hot day in Rome, perfection includes getting back to an air conditioned room by 3:00 and spendingContinue reading... →
GULLIVER’S CHURCH Sub-title Santa Maria degli Angeli is a really, really big church occupying a small part of the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian. To me, this is an extraordinarily un-church-y church. Thoughts I should have in a churchContinue reading... →
FRANCIS THE SECRET INGREDIENT Don’t get me wrong: I’m thrilled with the strides I’ve made learning Italian. I even fought a traffic ticket in Italian, for crying out loud. (Sort of – watch this space. I’ll tell the story soon.)Continue reading... →
GELATO Sub-title Gelato makes a good day great, and the quest for the perfect gelato is a delightful hobby — or obsession. I didn’t plan my visit to Rome around gelato, but, come to think of it, that’s not aContinue reading... →
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