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Archive for October, 2011

Roman Food

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Here’s a Roman breakfast. I had been, before going to Rome, resolutely eating 1500 calories a day except whenever I shared meals with other people, and losing a couple of ounces a week. I had also reviewed a new book, The Smarter Science of Slim: What the Actual Experts Have Proven About Weight Loss, Dieting, […]

Back in the States

Friday, October 28th, 2011

A week ago I was traveling back from Rome, and I haven’t yet finished writing about the trip. I’ve hardly started. A week ago precisely¬† I was in an airport, or possibly on a plane, because I find the time zones confusing. Air Italia is different from other airlines, I can tell you. Things begin […]


Monday, October 24th, 2011

So you’ve seen pictures of most of the stuff I saw during my trip to Rome, I know.¬† Therefore, I’m going to give you pictures not of the Colosseum or the Sistine Chapel, but of stuff you might not have seen. For example, you might not have seen the medieval ruins at the Garden of […]

Saturday October 22, 2011

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

I expected to be able to write every day in Rome, but that turned out to be impossible, so here I am with a whole week to write about, and it’s hard to know where to start. Perhaps I should begin with losing my passport, since that in many ways characterizes my experience of Italy. […]

Quiche and Laziness

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

#1 son came to dinner, which was spinach and Italian sausage quiche. I was extremely lazy yesterday — and then this morning I felt ill, so I was extremely lazy again today. This isn’t the best route to laziness and relaxation, but #2 daughter was under the weather yesterday, so I guess I caught it […]

Introverts and Extroverts

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Last weekend we went up to the Big City for two speculative business meetings, a fruitless attempt to get site approval (and a check) from a client up there, and a training session. We got back here in the evening, and the next day we turned around and went to a rural county near us […]

Possible Business Meetings

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

¬† We had a working breakfast at a creperie yesterday, discussing events tracking and goal funnels over crepes with spinach and cheese and creme fraiche and hot drinks. Then more hanging around, with a little bit of working, and a business meeting. Or maybe a business meeting. We met with a couple of businessmen. It […]

Apple Festival

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

We got to visit#2 daughter’s office at a big marketing firm on Madison Avenue (not that one — different town). They have conference rooms with the names of great cities from around the world and snazzy cubicles, plus a kitchen with all the coolest appliances. The kitchen is labeled “Cafe.” We went to the Apple […]

Egg and Bacon Cups

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

I’m at #2 daughter’s place in the Big City. We went to Buca di Beppo last night for dinner (I’m probably spelling that wrong) and now I’m up creeping around wishing I could find where she hides the tea. I probably should have brought some with me. I need to grade papers this mornng so […]

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