Monthly Archives: April 2012

NOT IN MY CONTRADA

The question you ask is: where, if I had to choose one place, would I put all my money, in a time of general uncertainty? I have an answer that isn’t Switzerland. Italy! No, don’t laugh. And I don’t really … Continue reading

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DON’T SAY YOWIES

Maybe you should keep this to yourselves. If I hadn’t drunk those last beers, I wouldn’t be telling it. ___ You know where I lived till recently: amid moso bamboo, at the end of a shared private road, out in … Continue reading

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QUO VADIS

Who and what are we? Where are we? When are we? These questions are for others to answer. I lost the right to give answers. ___ The following account of two experiences in my life is intended to be read … Continue reading

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THE PEACE OF CAREME

  “One day it will be understood, Carême, this easy kinship of cook and statesman, such as you and I have always enjoyed. Oh, I don’t mean for reasons of democracy or equality or whatever. Flattering rabbles is not my … Continue reading

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