Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

Kilometer of copper wire stolen, park in the dark

August 24, 2016

Tags: palermo, theft, copper wire, park, dark, favorita

A linear kilometer, about .6 mile worth, was stolen from La Favorita Park between downtown Palermo and Mondello, according to La Repubblica. 70 lights went out in the park.

Arabian horse beauty contest in La Favorita Park

April 3, 2016

Tags: palermo, la favorita, park, clean, horse, arabian, contest, equestrian, beauty, urban

Mayor Leoluca Orlando had closed the La Favorita park to traffic for a few weeks of intensive cleaning before Easter. When the normally messy and littering Palermo public left it absolutely clean after Easter Monday's traditional Pasquetta picnic and barbecues, the newspapers reported the fact giddily. Now here's a scene from an Arabian horse beauty competition in the Favorita, Palermo style.
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Park at Piazza Independenza a Mess

February 7, 2015

Tags: park, palermo, piazza Independenza, rude, uncivilized, jerks, vandals, abandon, no care

This park,used very much by retired me who sit in the sun and play cards, has been vandalized, abused and neglected, like so many spots in Palermo. You have to take the good with the bad here.

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