June 4, 2023 | Rome, Italy


  • The joys of southern bureaucracy

    Columnist Aldo Magagnino tries to make improvements to the flat he inherited from his parents, but his efforts are checked by bureaucrats.

Roma revisited

So here we are, springtime in Rome after having abandoned my fifteen newly-planted San Marzano tomatoes, a row of fresh coriander, beets, and radishes, [...]

Boyhood Empire

11. Spain: Matalo!

Even before we left for Spain, murmurings about this “thing” known as Catholicism had taken up residence in our Washington house. Less than a [...]

In Case You Missed It

Death experience

April 19th, 2023|

Death and I are old companions. • Starship Captain, Star Trek, “Balance of Terror” As I approach the twentieth anniversary [...]

The American Mag

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