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Run, Daddy, Run

07Jan13

I’ve been traveling since I was a toddler.  My mother and father and sisters and I took an ocean liner from New York City to England because my parents were afraid to fly.  Young as I was I still remember little things.  I remember that two of my sisters got sea sick out in the […]


From our room at Hotel Signum, Salina.  Panerea in the distance. Hotel Signum‘s celebrated restaurant — Sicilian cuisine — with one of Salina’s six volcanoes behind. Guy Wiggins teaching the kids that it’s all one big poker game. Twilight music played by a handsome man-servant. HOTEL SIGNUM


Dragging ourselves away from the pool at Villa Zinna and from the abundance of music at the Ibla Festival, we decided we had to make a pilgrimage to Scicli to see Christ in a Skirt.  Scicli hides in a gorge in the Val di Noto and you come upon it like a surprise.  In one way […]


Jenny and I arriving for the Ibla International Music Festival in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily.  Here for ten days listening to musicians of all ages from around the world.  And also we are exploring the Val di Noto World Heritage Site of south eastern Sicily.


Entertainment at Maho Beach Resort, St. Marteen The Maho Beach Resort was an unlikely end to a gorgeous Caribbean vacation on Anguilla, but that’s where it ended in a massive hotel with over five hundred rooms, a casino, a vast pool with a bar in it, people sipping cocktails, playing bingo, smoking cigarettes, relaxing.  On […]