Category Archives: Venice

The glass bowl

The glass bowl is a misnomer. It should be the “bowl of memories”. It is a bowl filled with ticket stubs and collateral associated with places, concerts, events and various other memorable and not so memorable things in my life. Continue reading

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This is my 50th post since my blog started last year.  Actually it is my 52nd post but 50 sounds better when putting a “favorite” post listing together. If you are a first time visitor I welcome you and if … Continue reading

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Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.  ~Leonardo da Vinci We recently went to the Mill House Gallery,, for a Mark O’Neill exhibition.  The gallery and gardens … Continue reading

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Buongiorno Venice and Arrivederci Ryanair

Ryanair Ryanair cattle car A few posts ago, I wrote about a full page advertisement that was in the Irish Times.  It featured a very attractive bikini clad girl proclaiming “F*ck the Freeze…fly Ryanair to the Sun”…Fairs start at €6. … Continue reading

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