Archive February 2011

Eyes like an eagle 0

Dear Bradshaw,

I apologize in advance. This letter might be a bit gross.

Let me begin by affirming that I like living in Italy. I’ve been here eight years and am happy, obviously, or else I wouldn’t be here. Rome is enchanting, even magical at times. In addition to the Coliseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, and the Spanish Steps, there are cobblestoned avenues, stunning architecture, historical monuments, splashing fountains, green parks, and more. But avert your eyes a moment, look down at your feet, and there’s a good chance you’ll be standing in dog doo. continue reading »

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No matter how minor 0

Dear Bradshaw,

My new approach to philanthropy got off to a bad start last week. While passing a guy huddled against the wall of a building with a plastic cup in front of him and a carton of wine on the ground, I offered a packet of peanuts. He was emaciated, as skinny as a stop sign, and holding a wine-filled cup in his hand, so I was astonished when he said no thanks, “No, grazie!” Of course, maybe he hates nuts or has a terrible allergy to them but still I found it ironic. continue reading »

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