Posts made in March, 2008

Traveller’s Advice - When in Tuscany…

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Why should you go to any place and start criticizing it from the word go as if being there were the worst thing in the world? I understand you cannot love any place you visit, and that you are well entitled to disliking any one city, town, culture, whatever you get to know, but I say, at least try! And why should you dislike it from the very beginning? This is prejudice to me. I invited my aunt Mary to Florence, where I was spending several days as part of my seminary on rare plants in Italy. The seminary was part of the University of Florence joined project with Constantin University in Texas, where I have taught for several years. Anyway…My aunt is surprisingly young (there is a lot of difference between her and my mother) she is only 54 and she loves to...

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