Day Trip to Siena, Italy

While I was staying in Florence I took a day trip to nearby Siena. You can get there easily by the SITA bus, the Florence bus station is across the street from the main train station. Depending on whether it’s an express or not, it’s around a 75-90 minute trip that’s about €15 round trip. […]

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Syracuse, Sicily

On my roadtrip around Southern Italy, I decided that I wanted to go to Sicily. I figured I should go at least briefly, since I’d be so close when rounding the coast of Calabria. I thought about a variety of options, a quick ferry ride without my car to Messina for the day, or a […]

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The Struggle: A Narrative Poem

Written on my patio in Latchi, Cyprus. The Struggle Sitting outside reading, I heard a thump in the grass. Something had fallen from the sky. A small bird? My first thought seemed unlikely. But then, yea, it moved! A tiny little thing of a bird, pink skin showing through with but little plumage to speak […]

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