Archive for October, 2019

~swifts of siracusa~

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

O Cuntadino Sutta lu Zappuni by Sicilian Soprano of the South Rosa Balistreri.

~ciao, italia~

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

The view from our best dust, mid-trip, with gorgeous light and a murmuration of swifts.

~also ravello~

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

…and then you drive out of Ravello by way of the Amalfi coast, cleverly avoiding the inland mountain road you travelled the previous day, which made the hairpin turns of the coastline seem child’s play, and your wife eerily silent, but for tiny gasps. And then, perhaps 45 minutes into your journey, the road you’re […]


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Occassionally, you wake up in Ravello…

~pondering prophets~

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

As we moved through Modica’s melancholy decay and many shades of green, I pondered the possible significance of the gifts of Siracusa, two of which tie to melancholy myths of prophets—one beheaded, one disbelieved and eventually murdered. I love the notion of being a conduit for messages from the beyond, as writing sometimes feels. I […]

~maestro of modica~

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

We drove to the hillside commune of Modica, and while hoofing up the mountain to check out the Baroque alta (upper region), befriended a man who guided us to the main (and most decorative) drag. He showed us various buildings, including his own, once housing his medical practice (now retired), and when departing, gave me […]

~road to modica~

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Protected: ~apollo’s temple~

Monday, October 21st, 2019

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Sometimes when travelling, one must pause and be dazzled by local television. We discovered wine-making human grapes competing internationally, women dancing in aprons, women dancing in bubbles, women selling voodoo amulets, and, Boy George.

~duomo, siracusa~

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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