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

Volunteers paint over vandals' graffiti at La Zisa

January 19, 2016

Tags: volunteers, clean, paint, Zisa, graffitti, vandals, Palero, Sicily, sicilia, pride, work, team

The volunteers are part of a group that formed spontaneously to remove graffiti from the cars of Palermo's spanking new trams, Tramiamo Civita`. The local group belongs to a larger umbrella group, Retake, a national anti-graffiti association.

Funny and Sad

June 19, 2015

Tags: santa cita, palermo, obscene, cultural heritage, priest, vandals, graffiti, phallic, symbols, curse, words, obliterate, funny, sad, typical, illogical, abandoned monumnets, monumnet, serpotta, sculpture

The crumbling wall of the Oratorio of the Most Holy Rosary in Santa Cita, known locally in Palermo as just "Santa Cita" is covered with obscene graffiti. Inside is one of the baroque masterpieces of stucco moulding, by Palermitano sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, an all-white extravaganza recently cleaned and restored. But on the outside were phallic symbols, (more…)

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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