Wakanda Forever

I saw it. I loved it. One of the things I particularly loved about this Marvel movie was the fact that it didn't quite feel like a Marvel movie. There was an emphasis on grief and the difficulty of grieving that I thought was particularly well paced, a hard, bitter shell around the soft, gooey... Continue Reading →

Writerly updates

I haven't done a personal check-in post in a while, so I thought I would drop in to provide some updates. My wordcount has been pretty depressed this year, which isn't really surprising. Some of the reasons for this are personal, some professional, but the big elephant in the room has been trying to get... Continue Reading →

Salt and Lemons: The Amalfi Coast

When people talk about going to Italy, they travel for the art, the history, the landscapes and the pasta. And yet, what I most want to talk about is the lemons. After leaving Pompeii, we headed to Minori, a small town on the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is the kind of place you film... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: June/July 2022

Witness me trying to catch up on my Reading Round-ups with this really long Round-up of all things June and July. I've organized it by genre so that you can just skip to your favorites there. If you can't find something you enjoy on this list, I cannot help you. I read far too many... Continue Reading →

Wandering the Ruins: Pompeii Scavi

There is perhaps no more famous archeological site than Pompeii Scavi, the excavation area for the buried city of ancient Pompeii. There is a modern Pompeii right next door, so be sure not to confuse them. One is an ancient city founded by the Etruscans, conquered by Rome, that ended in three days of fire... Continue Reading →

Getting There: Travel kerfluffles

Let's start where things began. I've flown since Covid started, but I haven't flown internationally. It's not an easy lift at the best of times. Add to the ongoing pandemic a record-breaking hot summer with tons of storm cells dancing their way across the northeast, and you have a recipe for a real bad time.... Continue Reading →

The Impromptu Italy Adventure

Earlier this year, a friend from college reached out to me to say she was getting married. I was excited! Where was the wedding? Italy, she said. As some of you may remember, I took three months away last year, an exorbitant amount of time that required more than a bit of finagling, to explore... Continue Reading →

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