The tram from Geneva winds slowly with the contour of Carouge’s terraced tenements, into a sweeping bend.
Kelly Westhoff: Photos/Postcards BIO: Kelly Westhoff writes essays and haiku. Her essays have appeared in Motherwell, The Star Tribune, Minnesota Bride, GoNomad, and more. Her haiku have been published in Mineral Journal and St. Paul Almanac. She lives in Minneapolis, but the […]
While familiarizing myself over the years with the pictures painted by the Masters of the Italian Renaissance, I found that one artist stands out as singularly enigmatic in his body of work, Piero della Francesca (c.1415-1492). I have read various summaries about della Francesca in […]
At the next table, a single dad expounds on the Kennedy years to his daughter, the Italian half of what was once a whole. Single fathers grasp at time, unlike the father at our table, who lets it run through his hands, a slippery eel […]
Ascending and Descending In the Amalfi Coast I knew I was in trouble as soon as I arrived in Praiano. Maybe it was the way this small commune in the Amalfi Coast appeared unexpectedly, nestled up high as we rounded the bend of the Lattari […]
Lost and Found in Sicily. This is a mistake. I had landed at Sicily’s Catania airport and was driving on potholed roads to a B&B near Vittoria. Motorists going both ways drove on the center line to pass with alarming frequency. A road intended for two traffic […]