Cilantro vs. Coriander, and The Verbal...

12th Dec, 2011

There are some arguments that will consume you. They will take over your entire mind and body, so that you find yourself shaking with rage, unable to think of anything…

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Italian T.S.A. – no longer a...

8th Apr, 2011

– You know that old joke about heaven and hell? How in heaven, the police are British, the engineers are German, the cooks are Italian, the lovers are French? And…

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The local and the tourist

31st Mar, 2011

We are sitting in a restaurant in Rome. The Peroni Brewery Restaurant, to be exact. Shockingly, it is neither touristy, nor overpriced, nor terrible, but it is overrun with locals…

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10 words Britons should not say in...

21st Feb, 2011

Recently, my home has come to resemble a slumber party full of middle school girls. There’s been lots of giggling, and excitement, and jumping around, and yes, it’s because of…

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Lost in Translation: A Facebook Play

20th Jan, 2011

Recently, I posted something to Facebook. Despite appearances to the contrary, I really was thinking in general terms, and not a specific person. Here was my status: Okay, fine, maybe,…

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The English are nuts: Monetary edition!

17th Aug, 2010

A few weeks back Rand and I were having a conversation with our friend Rob, who happens to be from England. The exchange went something like this: Rob: Bob’s your…

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Breaking the law, Italian style

11th Aug, 2010

Note: My legal team has advised me to put a disclaimer at the beginning of this blog post, so here it is – this entry is in no way an…

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Let me eat (English Wedding) cake.

5th Aug, 2010

I love cake. More than anything in the world, really (with one glaring exception). I am obsessed with it, in a way that few people will understand. Occasionally, I will…

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10 crazy things my mother has done on...

2nd Aug, 2010

I’ve started this post about four times. I kept trying to find a way to tie the topic matter to travel, and frankly, I couldn’t. It has nothing to do…

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