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Out of Palermo

Apropos of nothing

This is a masterpiece of editing, a labor of love and a happiness maker. Four minutes of perfect joy and timing.
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Found in Palermo

Inventor Marcello Lampone, a treasure.
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Watercolors of Sicily by Kathleen Citrolo Gwinnett

Kathleen Citrolo Gwinnett is a prolific and wonderful watercolor artist of Sicilian descent living and painting in North Carolina. She recently returned from ten days in the center of Sicily, near Caltanisetta, where she painted the vistas she had from her house. I met Kathleen on one of my book tours but we have been exchanging e mails for years.
If you want to get happy despite so much heart-wrenching news please click on the caption and go to her Facebook gallery. Her paintings are full of the joy and color and light of springtime Sicily. They make you want to sing. Read More 
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Still snowing in Sicily

Sicily got hit with up to three feet of snow in the mountain towns. Today in La Repubblica I found this video by a video artist in Gangi in the Madonie Mountains who sent his camera up on a drone to film the snow-covered red rooftops. What a wonderful job he did. It is so gorgeous I sent him a fan letter on Twitter. Video by Ivan Mocciaro of Gangi. Click on the caption to see the short video. PLEASE watch it full screen. Read More 
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Kids in the street

I was walking home from an event at the Santa Chiara urban mission in the ancient, low-income Albergheria neighborhood of Palermo when these boys who were kicking a soccer ball around in the street said, "Take my picture! We'll be on YouTube!"
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Back to Vermont a minute

Purple iris at the Marina in Brattleboro. YUM!
I just want you to see this. I am so lucky to live here.
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