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Our first stop on our little trip through Italy was Florence.  There are new fast trains from Rome to Florence which arrive in less than an hour and a half.  Before we knew it we were lugging our bags past Santa Maria Novella and over the Arno to our guesthouse. I have to admit that […]

The Unusualness of Staten Island.


I spent two days on Staten Island earlier this week.  I was hoping I would find the place as interesting as I did when I lived there, and I was not disappointed.  Many of the things I revisited made just as great an impression on me as ever.  The Dump is as omnipresent at the […]