April 23, 2024 | Rome, Italy
I took a final mournful look at the couch, before into turned into a trampoline.

Birthday pillaging

Barbarians at the gate — otherwise known as a birthday sleepover — can drive you to drink, specifically vintage rosé.

Chasing down a fine can be like entering Dante's Inferno.

La multa

Paying parking tickets in Rome is a nightmare in the making, but wine can dull the pain.

The author's classmates tumbling from a classroom window.


If you resist reunions long enough, finally going to one can unleash a tide of memories.