Rome, Part One – Three Very Different Catholic Sites

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” Charles Dudley Warner I arrived late on a rainy night from Positano and found the great little B&B where I was staying in Rome.  I settled in to the room, bought groceries at the local market, and went to bed early knowing that…

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June 6, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Ron Hardin - I have to agree with you my friend. We just came from Paris /namely the Louvre where Ab and I walked out totally overwhelmed and in stimulation overload. What a vast amount of culture and treasures. We’ll be Rome bound in about a week. See you when we all get home.

Naples – A Pretty Perfect Rainy Day In Old Napoli

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” Hans Hofmann I arrived in Naples late at night and had Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra playing on my ipod.  After a good night’s sleep I headed out to see the sights in the city.  I was pretty blown away…

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Stromboli – Active Volcanoes And Amazing Views

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” Plato The main reason I went to stay on the island of Lipari is to make the day trip to Stromboli.  Stromboli is one of the Aeolian islands just north of Sicily.  Despite being in an almost constant state of eruption for…

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Lipari – A Few Days Rest On A Beautiful Island

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”  Henry David Thoreau One question that I have gotten a lot over the course of the trip is how I deal with missing home and the accoutrements that go…

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