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A brief note on comments

If you leave a comment and it doesn’t appear, it’s usually going to be because of the moderation process, which consists mainly of me scrolling as rapidly as possible through the hundreds and hundreds of spams, clicking “Approve” when I spot one that looks like

No more flying, ever

So, I’ve pretty much decided not to fly anywhere anymore. Ever again. Ever. I just got back from a trip up to Germany to help out a friend who was coming down to Rome for an academic conference, so I went up to his place

Prayer and fasting

(Image via the Daily Disaster List) Today’s list of little shakes, up to nine thirty this morning, includes a not-so-little one. I have found that you can feel anything over 3.0 and in fact you can even hear them coming towards you, like waves, from

Home is best

I’m heading home. Back to the Shire, for me and the Kitty Crew. I got a call from my realtor in Norcia saying that the city engineers have cleared my house as safe for occupation. Or at least, the middle floor flat is, which is


From our friend Rowel and his family in Perugia, “Hello Hillary There are many peoples gives a donation… I think there are many friends of you there, could you tell thank you for donations …” It seems we have resolved his immediate needs, and things