Monthly Archives: August 2007

Fire in the sky-ai-ai (part one)

Over the top of the pass and not so far away Wagner and his brand of booted thunder is waiting: this morning’s storm is just a reminder of things to come. What is less predictable is that Cha Cha Cha … Continue reading

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Cha Cha Cha…changes

The hills are alive with the sound of thunder, lightning, not very frightening – but a few of the “Freddy” moustaches are. (They are Swiss or German – sure aren’t Italian this year). San Pellegrino makes a sparkling debut after … Continue reading

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Re Boot – now just for walking

Up into the hill villages on the way to the Splunga pass, Switzerland and beyond. I am at last Tom, because the Apple is not booting up, and Genius Bars are few and far between. In fact the closest one … Continue reading

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Apple and Moleskine not Compatible

The laptop is very poorly, and that makes posting a little difficult. It’s all going down on paper: pencil and the Moleskine, the red hot blogging tools. Hope to find computer doctor shortly.

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Irene Grandi – Bruci La Città

This song is everywhere in Italy…

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Tommy in Venice (I)

“…The first place of Venice that was inhabited, is that which now they call the Rialto, which word is derived from rivus altus, that is, a deep river, because the water is deeper there then about other Islands. And the … Continue reading

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Is the Earth More Free?

“…Watch the manoeuvres of the week-end hikersMassed on parade with Kodaks or with Leicas…”Letter to Lord Byron At the beginning of this trip I wrote of W.H. Auden’s poem, “Dover” which caught so well the essential nature of Kent’s port … Continue reading

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