March 31, 2023 | Rome, Italy
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Cave-car Rome

A cardiologist is interrupted mid-visit with a patient by an incoming call she says she must take. The electrocardiogram is [...]


I woke recently from a protracted linguistic slumber to find myself enlightened. During my somnolence, woke had been transformed from [...]

On a stalled planet

One friend, an influential member of European mass media, bemoans the disappearance of what he calls “fluidity.” Another, far younger [...]


My brother died on September 16 at the age of 89, and I will miss him terribly. Despite the significant [...]

Dog days

These are the dog days of Rome’s traditionally scalding summers. It is hotter than July because it’s one step further [...]