Monthly Archives: October 2012

the meaning of life

Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, so I think everything is ultimately about metaphor, but it occurred to me, or maybe I just wondered if maybe for every person who gets really into and really good at something, they think … Continue reading

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rotundae

I noticed feeling cramped by my laptop screen this morning.  I felt frustrated that I couldn’t see more of the text as I was working.  Usually I print out when I feel something like that so I can see what … Continue reading

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silence in the pantheon

Here is an excerpt of my cherished sound file of the ambient noise in the Pantheon getting louder and louder until an announcer, first a man and then a woman, say into the loudspeaker “Silence.  This is a sacred place. … Continue reading

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writing in rome

on the way to the museum to see caravaggio’s Judith chopping of the head of Holofernes, I gave myself 4 tasks that I thought would help me work on my novel by being in the museum.  1.  look for a … Continue reading

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