Monthly Archives: January 2012

My Roman Holiday

It takes a really great plate of pasta to inspire a smile like that.    A friend once asked me, “Given a choice – would you prefer a life that is stable and relatively uneventful, or a life of drama and extremes?”  “Well, happiness is defined by sadness,” I said at the time, “I’d rather… Read more »


“Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.” – Anais Nin, Henry and June.   Paris is a lover – an experienced lover.  She knows her attributes well and does not flaunt them; instead, she allows you to marvel and she veils her eyes demurely when you approach. She looks… Read more »

The Beautiful and The Broken

“It’s not that,” said Magnus. “There are some people — people the universe seems to have singled out for special destinies. Special favors and special torments. God knows we’re all drawn toward what’s beautiful and broken; I have been, but some people cannot be fixed. Or if they can be, it’s only by love and… Read more »