Macro Topped Phoneographic Phlatbread Pizza

What does an artist start with when he/she begins to create another masterpiece? A blank canvas, a palette of colors and a brush, right? And what does one begin with when creating a… Continue reading

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Framing Palladio: Villa La Rotonda

Of all the iconic buildings, churches, residences and monuments across the Veneto region of northeastern Italy that bear the imprint of Renaissance master builder Andrea Palladio, there is but one that fully encapsulates… Continue reading

Happy Int’l Women’s Day

Sorry, but my virtual florist ran out of yellow mimosa just as I walked into the shop. I hope the bright pink flowers will do in a pinch. As the proud father of… Continue reading

What’s Burning: Crespelle con Radicchio e Morlacco del Grappa

Here in the Veneto region of Italy’s northeast, where Prosecco — fast becoming the world’s preferred sparkling wine — hails, comes another joy that springs forth from the earth to la tavola: radicchio… Continue reading

Traveling the Wine Roads of Italy: Bottega S.p.A.

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That oft-cited idiom, attributed to English author Mary Ann Evans — who wrote under the manly pen name George Eliot — in her 1860 novel The… Continue reading

A Phoneographic Post-Procedure Pheast

I know this is way more information than you bargained for, but just shy of the 24-hour mark of fasting, during which I forced down four liters of a citrus-flavored polyethylene glycol solution to… Continue reading

Arquà: Petrarch’s Hilltop Hideaway

Whenever we look back on history — pick a period, it really doesn’t matter — there are always amazing footnotes tucked inside the narrative that credit one individual over all others of the… Continue reading

Phoneographic Phlights of Phancy

For me, nothing enhances landscape and cityscape photography better than a few clouds hovering above the scene.  They’re just so majestic, gliding effortlessly across the sky in random formations with catchy names like… Continue reading

The Villas of the Venetian Republic: Villa dei Vescovi

Normally, my glass is half full — with optimism, not wine — but, sometimes I get fooled and lower my expectations when the forces of nature come into play. Take for instance, the… Continue reading

Caption the Moment #8

He’s been asking her every year for the past 500+…