Author Archives: Charles

Bonnie Prince Charles

[That’s right, “Charles”, not “Charlie”. I do not bend in this.] I am determined to catch up to present time before I leave this farmhouse in Ireland.  So, lucky you, you get another few thousand words to slog through, in … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses

Ha ha! Starting the next post just days after the last one.  Truly, I am a god amongst bloggers! Mainly, I want to get Croatia wrapped up and done, which will get me to the end of May and very … Continue reading

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Time To Split

Still in the southern Irish farmhouse, for about another month, until August 23rd. The weather continues to be quite variable, with more fog recently, alternating with bright sunshine and sometimes very pretty summer weather. A succession of other Airbnb guests … Continue reading

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Interlude: Voting for Hillary

I have no intention of getting into politics much in this blog — my friends and family who read it are mostly on the same page in these matters, so aside from the occasional venting, or irresistible opportunities for humor, … Continue reading

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Bonus Views (Florence Part III)

Still in Ireland, sitting in this rustic farmhouse with intermittent rain outside and a wind that almost never stops.  I’ve lived on the coast for almost half my life, and never been where the wind so rarely paused.  I try … Continue reading

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A City With A View (Florence Part II)

Ok, time to knuckle down and post the other half of the Florence trip.  Or maybe the second third.  We’ll see how far I get. I am currently in southern Ireland, near the town of Kinsale, staying here with “American … Continue reading

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Of Grits Half Kissed

After my week in Rome, my next destination was Florence, a city that for my money begins and ends with A Room With A View, my favorite movie of all time. (And a pretty good book, too, though the book … Continue reading

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The Seven Hills of Rome, Take 2

Present Time: So, it’s been 5 weeks since my last post; my apologies for that. I was in Split, Croatia, from 2/23-3/23, and, just a couple of days before I left, Spring started in Split. Which wouldn’t be a problem, … Continue reading

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Just An Average Day in Rome

I had planned to write up the rest of my Roman stay in this entry, wrap it up, and move on to Florence in my next entry.  But, surprise, surprise, as I wrote up the day after my Vatican City … Continue reading

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The Road To Hell

Wednesday, February 3rd “What‽”, you exclaim, looking at the date, “You’re over a month behind‽”  Not to worry, gentle reader.  This entry will go quickly — it’s mostly just me standing and looking at things and being snarky.  Then, I’ll … Continue reading

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