The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 12: Highlights of Florence

Join Thor and me as we resume our 2008 virtual Italy vacation with previews of Florence, city of the arts. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic ongoing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Billabong Flats 3 by Ria Loader

Billabong Flats 3 Australian animal adventures by Ria Loader All are welcome at Billabong Flats in the Australian Bush. Who will the new dingo pups become? Can wildly different animals learn to dance? What mysteries are hidden in the oldest … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 8: Petroglyphs!

Join Thor and me as we walk among thousands of petroglyphs carved in lava beds by native Hawaiians. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Billabong Flats 2 by Ria Loader

Billabong Flats 2 Australian animal adventures 2 by Ria Loader All are welcome at Billabong Flats in the Australian Bush. Who will the new dingo pups become? Can wildly different animals learn to dance? What mysteries are hidden in the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 11: Florence Overview

Highlights of Florence, the city of arts, with Thor and me. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 10: The Vatican Museums

Your virtual Italy vacation continues with Thor and me as we hit highlights of the magnificent collections in the Vatican Museums. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a … Continue reading

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Blogging 18th Century Style: the Salon

I was rereading Benedetta Craveri‘s  biography,  Madame du Deffand and her World, and when I hit the chapter about her St. Joseph’s convent salon, the parallels between the eighteenth century French salons and the evolving blogosphere gave me this mental image of one … Continue reading

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