Tag Archives: Italy

Vesuvius Looming Over Pompeii

  Rock and ash fell from Mt. Vesuvius, looming in the clouds in the back, destroying the city of Pompeii.

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The Magic of Italy

Everyone’s got their own idea of a great holiday. For some, a perfect getaway is a week or two on a luxury Caribbean cruise, sailing from one port to another and waking up in a new destination every day. For others, it’s all about sunning themselves on a beach in Southern Spain, enjoying long lazy […]

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Traveling to Pompeii with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s A Day in Pompeii is simply amazing, an exhibit the likes of which I have not seen in a Denver museum for several years. Twenty years ago I traveled to Italy to see Pompeii. I was stunned by what I saw, but as a high school student was […]

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Remembering My Walk Across Rome

I sat on the sidewalk in the shade. It was a sweltering hot day in early June. All of the transit employees – subway, bus, etc. – in Rome were on strike for a reason I didn’t know. All I knew was that I had to find my way back across town from the Vatican […]

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America and Americans

John Steinbeck is quickly becoming my favorite author. I abhorred his writing in high school, but have become enraptured with his words since reading Travels with Charley. Every single thing I pick up by Steinbeck is absolute gold, including my latest forray into his work – America and Americans, and Selected Nonfiction. More of Steinbeck’s […]

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A Guy’s Take on Eat Pray Love

For quite some time, I purposefully – and quite successfully I may add – avoided reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia. Before even picking it up, I stereotyped the book as a “chick flick” on paper. And to an extent I was right. It is, […]

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