Monthly Archives: September 2012

Backyard Musings: September 13-17, 1944

Sixty-eight years ago, a battle was taking place in the hills surrounding my town. Allied forces, having liberated Florence and much of Tuscany in the months prior, were closing in on the Gothic Line–the last defensive line in the Italian Campaign of … Continue reading

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Routine Quotidiana

It’s the route I take every day. My feet land on the hard stone platform, dodging oily spills and other more mysterious substances as they carry me, by memory, towards the station exit. The ventless steam pot that is Florence … Continue reading

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