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October 2009

Our review of the kreppa books and reviews

So I’ve been back in Iceland since Wednesday and, as is always the case when I don’t post for a few days, I start to suffer from writer’s block. Not because I don’t have anything to say – but because I have too much to say and I have such a hard time choosing. I’ll […] Full article

The Internazionale Festival this past weekend here in Italy was primarily a gathering of journalists and writers talking about Very Important Issues in front of people – and thus it is not surprising that the subject of Silvio Berlusconi surfaced on more than one occasion. Silvio Berlusconi is to Italy what Davíd Oddsson is to […] Full article

And while all this was going on …

On October 3rd my lovely eldest stepdaughter gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I told her to wait until I came back, but as it turned out, it wasn’t up to her. I should have spoken to the little man directly. Can’t wait to get home to meet him! [!!!]

So the Internazionale Festival wound down this afternoon, and what a great weekend it has been. I am so impressed with everything about this festival – from the organization, to the speakers and events, to the wonderful way we’ve been treated. And don’t even get me started on the amazing food and drink we have […] Full article

Not all carbon footprints are bad

Dear all – I have a new post up at the THINK site. Excerpt: I’m in Ferrara, Italy at the moment, attending [and guesting at] the Internazionale Festival – a three-day gathering of thinkers, writers, journalists and, um, even the odd blogger. It’s a fantastic, vibrant festival with ongoing panels, lectures, live interviews and lots […] Full article

Help! Something has happened to my blog

…Is anyone else seeing this site overly enlarged in Firefox? It happened last night and as far as I know I didn’t press any buttons to make it happen. It looks normal in IE, though. Help? It looks really disturbing … [I’m still in Ferrara, having a wonderful yet busy time, hope to post about […] Full article

In Ferrara

So here I am, happily installed in a delightful Bed & Breakfast in beautiful Ferrara, Italy. And when I say beautiful, I mean bee-yootiful. And so far I’ve only seen a fraction of the place. It was a long hard day of travelling, though, which began at 4 this morning [all of you who have […] Full article