I wasn’t sure how to react, so at first, I kept silent. Sitting on my couch were two people expounding an obviously bizarre conspiracy theory. It was apparent they believed every word. The internet has been a great boon to those who think the world is against them. You can always find someone, somewhere who […]

I never could see the reason for the Smart Car. It just seems so impractical. Not smart at all. I’m sure it must be ecologically friendly. After all, it barely seats two and has no luggage capacity to speak of. Two bags of groceries is probably more than it has room for. I can see […]

This wasn’t the post I had planned for today. That one will show up tomorrow. It is Monday afternoon as I write this, on the bus home from German class. The class was even more difficult than usual because I have an ear worm. You know about ear worms, right? A song or portion thereof […]

If this is the big time, where are the fans? The stadium is empty.  Mind you, Lazio is the ‘other’ Rome club in Serie A football (soccer), the top tier of the sport in Italy. Roma is much more popular. Still, on a Saturday afternoon, on a holiday weekend, I would have expected more than […]

When I was in Rome last weekend I noted that Google Maps was doing something with the children’s character Waldo. I didn’t click to find out – we had a guide to Rome so the map application wasn’t necessary.  I meant to at some point go back to find out what was going on, but […]

Having lived in Ottawa, I know that it is not uncommon to have to share the city with wild animals. Small ones like skunk, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and geese were all common sights in my front yard. Larger ones, like the deer I hit with my van a block from home, were not seen as […]

It seemed somewhat appropriate to head for St. Peter’s Square on Easter morning, even if I am not Roman Catholic. Tradition is important to me, and there is so much history, especially church history, in Rome. I think you could probably attend a different church every Sunday for 20 years and not visit them all. […]