Monthly Archives: October 2007

Mind over matter

I survived the Venice Marathon and it was certainly a case of mind over matter. Running this race was all about preparing and controlling the body and when the body said “no”, the mind pushed on. I haven’t quite come … Continue reading

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Venice Marathon

  I am off to run the Venice Marathon. This is my first crack at this crazy race and I am sure it is going to be an experience of a lifetime no matter what happens. It has been a … Continue reading

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Fasting

Believe me, I won’t be going on a fast any time soon (I don’t think I have enough self discipline). However, this is a subject I have been reading and thinking about this last week. People all over the world … Continue reading

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Italia and I: A troubled love affair

It’s bittersweet. Sometimes I want to scream and shout, throw things and just leave. However, there are moments when simple pleasures win my heart: a leisurely lunch and a fabulous bottle of wine shared with friends; the glint of passion … Continue reading

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Bufala magic in the streets of Bra

As I was walking home tonight through the streets of Bra, I saw a man closing the door of a transport truck and I noticed it was filled with Styrofoam boxes like the ones used to transport mozzarella. I stopped … Continue reading

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