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Chi sono?

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Chi sono–this was my waking thought on Saturday morning.  But where did this Italian phrase come from?  I didn’t know (consciously) what it meant, so after I got out of bed I looked it up. It means, “who are they?” … Continue reading

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Traveling by Surprise

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I tend to travel by surprise.  A journey, as suggested in Guiliana Bruno’s Atlas of Emotion, is a complex experience of the voyeur, multi-layered and circuitous–the act of seeing, in contact with geography, art, architecture, and emotion. Headed north and east, … Continue reading

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the table rounde, at Winchester

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I came to Winchester by train on a cool July morning in a season that had not yet decided to be summer.  After a wonderful week of lectures on the History of Cartography with Catherine Delano-Smith, and rich sessions in … Continue reading

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King Arthur and the Roman What??

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King Arthur’s Roman War campaign?  Most people have never heard of it. Almost everyone is familiar with the major plot outlines of the Arthurian story—a birth engendered by lust and magic, Merlin’s mentoring of Arthur, the iconic sword-and-the-stone episode, the … Continue reading

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Crossing the Channel

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In 2008, I began following the itinerary of Malory’s Roman War campaign.  In that journey, I traveled from London to Winchester where Arthur held a royal feast, interrupted by the demands made by the Roman emperor’s ambassadors.  They relayed the … Continue reading

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