Scarred for life

La Verna Sanctuary is tucked away in the Apennine mountains of Tuscany. To get there from Assisi, you drive an hour and a half on the highway, and then wind your way up Monte Penna. Much of northern Italy is underwater at the moment, and the drive from Umbria was through a monsoon; we made […]

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The House You Build

The House You Build A few weeks ago, as a hurricane churned off the coast and storm preparations were at a fever pitch, I discovered that the artesian well that provides water to my entire house had been damaged. It was late, and I was getting ready for bed, doing all the things you do […]

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