Seattle – City of Glass Art, Seafood and Starbucks

Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Absolutely amazing and beautiful! The mastery of the Washington state native Dale Chihuly, expressed by the museum's display, not only reminds us how superior creativity can produce something which gives great pleasure to the eye and soul, with beautiful colors and shapes, but how with the same outstanding creativity, … Continue reading Seattle – City of Glass Art, Seafood and Starbucks

Christmas in Trentino Alto Adige with Food, Falalah and more

"...AT CHRISTMAS PLAY AND MAKE GOOD CHEER, FOR CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR..." (Thomas Tusser 1557) Christmas, as many now know, is a Christian festivity, however, it has ancient roots dating back to pagan Roman winter festivities, called Saturnalia, which were held in honor of Saturn, the pagan god of agriculture, of harvest, of … Continue reading Christmas in Trentino Alto Adige with Food, Falalah and more

Dilsey, William Faulkner and Southern Biscuits

THE SOUND AND THE FURY BY WILLIAM FAULKNER (1928) ...Dilsey answered and ceased clattering the stove, but before she could cross the kitchen Mrs. Compson called her again, and before she crossed the dining room and brought her head into relief against the gray splash of the window, still again..."All right," Dilsey said. "All right, … Continue reading Dilsey, William Faulkner and Southern Biscuits

Apples and Fall Days in Trentino’s Val di Non

There are fall days in Northern Italy, when celebrating harvest season makes us comment that the subalpine region of Val di Non is wonderful and bountiful. Nestled among the Trentino mountains, beyond the capital city of Trento and a wide well kept tunneled highway, the valley, accessible by train and car, is a paradise for … Continue reading Apples and Fall Days in Trentino’s Val di Non

Trieste – International and Multicultural Port City

Home city to international shipping, to elegant coffee shops serving famous fine coffees, and to multilingual and multicultural people, today's Trieste has much to offer to visitors who travel by car, by cruise ship, or by train to see a region and city with Adriatic Baltic and Mediterranean ties. Regional capital of the Northern Italian … Continue reading Trieste – International and Multicultural Port City

Old and Modern Norfolk and the Willoughby’s Wobbles

Not all hurricanes leave only death and destruction; Norfolk's ancient "Hurry Cane," for example, in 1667, after 24 hours of rain, storm, wind, and flood water, "spawned and spit" a gift "for lovers": a tongue of land called today Norfolk's Willoughby Spit. According to Hampton Road history and the Virginian Pilot newspaper (July 14th, 2013) and … Continue reading Old and Modern Norfolk and the Willoughby’s Wobbles

Trentino – A Region of History, Lakes and Hearty Dishes

Today's autonomous region of Trentino, part of Northern Italy along with a more northern portion of territory called Alto Adige, is a natural multicultural border territory between the Italic peninsula and the Germanic regions beyond the Alps. It has been this way ever since 1027 when the German Emperor Conrad II and the Holy Roman … Continue reading Trentino – A Region of History, Lakes and Hearty Dishes