Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-26

In Athens; just spent the evening climbing around Mars Hill. # Just back from swimming in the Aegean. I could see my TOES on the bottom. Not like Virginia swimming, where all you can see is the [...]

Scenes from Greece

We arrived in Athens Monday afternoon, on the almost-final leg of our trip (we’re stopping overnight in Paris on the way back, mostly to break up the flight). I’ve never been to [...]

Scenes from Rome

Two days in Rome turned out to be just about right. Venice was right up Dan’s alley; it was fun and imaginative and filled with tiny crooked paths. Rome was huge and crowded and noisy and [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-19

In Venice with dh and DS13. Spent night before last on a plane and last night on a train; Venice currently kind of fuzzy. # Could really get into this whole Italian "lunch + bottle of wine [...]

Scenes from Venice

We’re on Dan’s birthday trip; he wanted to see Italy and Greece (I guess some of that classical education penetrated the neurocranium) and so we’ve planned to divide the trip [...]

Dan’s birthday trip, Phase One

It’s been part of our family plan to take each child on a birthday trip somewhere out of the U.S. sometime during the year after the year they turn thirteen. It’s a rite of passage, [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-12

Just returned DS19 to dorm with stern instructions to rest, eat 3x daily, drink liquids. Following own advice by having lunch on the Mall. # The reverse image of imagophobia is grammatolatry. # [...]

The boundary stone

Last week I was reading an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) and was struck by this line: And I have a small stone “Boundary God” statue from Sulawesi [...]