Latchi Cyprus

I spent four nights at a resort in Latchi, Cyprus, enjoying the laid back life style, spending time on the beach, relaxing at the resort, and also doing some hiking on the Aphrodite Trail in Akamas National Park (you can skip down to the hiking coverage here) I arrived in Cyprus via a flight to […]

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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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Arrivederci Italia

So long, Italy. I’m leaving Italy this morning. I’ve been here for 45 days and it’s been truly fantastic. I had been wanting to come to Italy for a longer trip for several years now. I think the fact that I couldn’t get what I considered a long enough trip in before is why I […]

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A Poem: Cloistered

While waiting out the rain before leaving the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, I sat outside waiting for it to let up before leaving. I ended up writing a poem while sitting there, so figured I’d post it. First poem I’ve written in a number of years. Cloistered Rain falling heavily on roses. I […]

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Pompeii

I spent Sunday May 10th at Pompeii. Getting there was pretty easy, I just took the Circumvesuviana train from Naples Central Station, it has a separate entrance and ticket than the other trains, but there are plenty of clear signs. It’s even named after going around Vesuvius so should be easy to remember. You take […]

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