Venice Really is The City of Love

Under a Setting Sun Our first flight from Vancouver to Venice was a mere 54 minutes. Very doable. Then a 2 ½ hour layover. Said layover, of course, was extended 1 ½ hours because our plane was late getting in. Fair enough. You can’t actually fly without a plane. Next, a 9 ½ hour flight […]

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Would it take a thousand words to describe Mona Lisa’s smile? Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of people for centuries.  Since the early 16th Century, in fact.  Her smile, in particular, has been the subject of many a dissertation.  Mysterious seems to be the most common descriptor.  But if […]

What’s In A Name?

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“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare may have been barking up the right tree, and for sure, Juliet always says it with great feeling. However, I suspect that neither of them were ever charged with naming a website. And therein lies the rub. Ok, I realize […]