Category Archives: People

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the Super Helpful, and the Neanderthals.

Hodi 2!

It must be our Puppy Karma to help abandoned puppies… A month ago, a stray dog was found and the armload was carried inside by Joan, the Executive Director at BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute).  I was blowing glass and … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Fast Thinker

– thoughts during the course of a day Feb 25, 2012 It’s a Saturday night, and I have only myself to entertain. In the prison cell of my apartment, I sit in isolation, buffered by the empty air around the … Continue reading

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OK, we’re BACK in the US of A!

Wow, this one didn’t get posted – catching up now!  Dated June 21, 2011: This is week 2 since we’ve returned, and are still laptop-less.  We’re using Chris’ OLD, OLD  Dell laptop, the one that’s missing an “h” key, and … Continue reading

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The further adventures of Hodi!

Well, in preparation for Hodi’s coming, I shopped around and found a pet-appropriate vaccum cleaner, in anticipation of allergies (yes, I’m allergic to dogs, but MUCH more to cats – off the charts!).  WOW!  Those vacuum cleaners cost a  heap! … Continue reading

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Florence — Firenze really IS a dream …

Our first day in Florence, also known locally as Firenze, and we woke up late, but made it JIT (just in time at 8:45 am) for a partial breakfast with grumpy women cleaning everything up as quickly as they could.  … Continue reading

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A Day with Afro Celotto

Today was a SUCCESSFUL day that started with the purchase of our train tickets to Florence from Venice (only took 5 minutes from the aptly named Fast Ticket booth – like BART, though for trips all over Italy!).  The water … Continue reading

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Went to the Ghetto on Palm Sunday

The Ghetto of Venice is where the Jews were conscripted to live from 1400’s onward.  I’m having Amy look up the reason for this need to have a certain area for Jews in Venice, but I heard about this from … Continue reading

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