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Yesterday we brought the kids up to a local ski spot in Trento known as Bondone by the residents. The name is a shortening of the mountain it lives atop, Monte Bondone, which is the highest of the Garda Prealps … Continue reading

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12 Post Mortem

Yesterday Tommaso discovered 12 on the rug at the bottom of the stairs. Her last few days were rough, she stopped eating, was visibly disorientated, and could no longer jump. That said, that was only the last few days, the previous … Continue reading

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Reclaim Father’s Day

Today was a great Father’s Day: Woke up to homemade waffles; played Frogger on the Commodore 128 after breakfast; went to Burger King for lunch with family; went to Obi (Italy’s take on Home Depot) for a surge protector; got … Continue reading

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The Devil in My Pocket

I’ve been on what seems like a two month vacation, and it isn’t getting old one bit. I’ve been taking advantage of my new found freedom from more traditional ideas of work, and spending a lot more time hanging out with … Continue reading

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A Decade of Teeth

Today I got a titanium thread implanted in my jaw. This is the first step in the process of replacing a tooth I lost five years ago because of an abscess. I have another visit in four or five months to … Continue reading

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Pigeons, Vaporettos, and Masks

My family and I spent close to four weeks in Italy over the Winter break. We go every two or three years to visit Antonella’s family and friends, and often remain in Trento for most of the trip. That was … Continue reading

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Cane di bava

Because the bava family are gluttons for punishment, we are thinking about getting a dog. It’s huge for me ’cause I haven’t had a dog since growing up on Long Island with our family dog Thurman—named after the late, great … Continue reading

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I’m still decompressing from Faculty Academy, it was a very interesting conference this year with a lot to unpack. I’ll be posting a number of my afterthoughts here over the next week, but in the meantime I have to say … Continue reading

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