Phoneographic Phrames of Nature

This week, ringtone shooters are going up against Mother Nature to phone in a few shots of, well, NATURE for the every-Monday-of-the-month Phoneography Challenge (PC). I’ve been on hiatus from the PC for… Continue reading

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Caption the Moment #7

“We’ve gotta go INSIDE the can?”

La Befana: What a Way to Go

While most households that celebrate the Christmas season have already taken down the ornaments and thrown away the tree, and, most importantly, begun wondering how they’re going to pay off the credit-card debt,… Continue reading

Ski Trek 2014: Chicken Wings and other Things

When gli italiani load up the car, van or SUV, and store skis, poles, boots and sleds inside the “coffin” up on the roof, it can mean only one thing: Settimana Bianca (white… Continue reading

Caption the Moment #6

“Hey, ref! That guy’s clearly offside.”

Country Roads of Italy: Epilogue

It’s been a little over a month — real-time, not virtual — since I was aboard Insight Vacations‘ motorcoach, reclined in my business-class legroom seat, rolling through Umbria and Tuscany wondering what I’d… Continue reading

Sunday with Zia O

If it weren’t for my sister-in-law, Olivanna — Zia O to my girls — I’d starve to death. Well, almost. She’s wined and dined me for years. Normally, I find myself at la… Continue reading

Framing Palladio: Villa Poiana

Twenty-two historic villas, each one a stepping stone through the High Renaissance, dot the landscape across the Veneto region of northeastern Italy. All of these “lord of the manor” estates were designed by… Continue reading

Happy MMXIV!

If it’s worth saying, then it’s worthy of your pen. If it’s worth seeing, then it’s worthy of your lens. Words without images, and vice versa, Makes sharing your blog posts that much… Continue reading

My Big Fat Italian Christmas

Celebrating Natale (Christmas) here in Italy is way more complicated than just exchanging gifts placed under the tree. That’s the easy part. Anyone can do that. No, the art of negotiating your way… Continue reading