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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Italy, part 1: Highlights

Caught in the doldrums? Come join Thor and me for a retro virtual vacation in Italy 2008!

Thor and I joined forces in a later-life romance in 2007, at which time he told me that I would “always be 54” to him. At the time, I didn’t realize how much I would later appreciate that sentiment and his rose-colored glasses. Especially after the 2020 year from hell [Update: and now the doubly hellish year of 2023], I’m happy to escape back to our first big trip together and our relatively fresh faces in these photos. Join us for a fun tour of Italy!

NOTE: Due to the long tail of health issues, I’ll only sporadically be posting new blog content. Meanwhile, I’ll rerun my Italy trip posts, which didn’t make it onto the new Book View Cafe site. Buon viaggio!

In upcoming weeks, we’ll visit:


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You will find The Rambling Writer’s blog posts here every Saturday. Sara’s novel from Book View Cafe is available in print and ebook: The Ariadne Connection — a near-future thriller set in the Greek islands. “Technology triggers a deadly new plague. Can a healer find the cure?”  The novel has received the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize and the Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction. Sara is at work on the sequel, The Ariadne Disconnect. Sign up for her quarterly email newsletter at


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