La Piscina: Town Square with Water La Piscina: Town Square with Water

May. 06, 2019


La Piscina: Town Square with Water

For almost a decade I tried to understand why Italians include "pool" in the short list of their street signs. The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey, about the Christian destruction of the Classic world, provided a clue.

  The ubiquity of the road sign “Public Pool” (Piscina Comunale) first caught my attention on a 2010 road trip through Puglia and Basilicata, the southern provinces of Italy. The signs were not pointers to the beach, as the towns where I spotted them were away from the sea. Some of the “piscina” signs around […]
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Reading John Gray Right Reading John Gray Right

Apr. 05, 2018


Reading John Gray Right

In these changing, liberating, gender-fluid times I often see how Gray's "Mars & Venus" ideas are referred as obsolete. I can not agree. But I can remember myself weeping over the pages keenly describing my toxic behavior. It was very tempting to settle at I-Hate-John-Gray phase. I am happy I did not.

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