Push My Buttons

Surely it can’t still be cool to push an unsuspecting person into a pool. You still see it in movies but with all the cell phones, flash drives and cameras in the world pushing someone in a pool could be the equivalent of taking all their worldly belongings. It’s time...

Scoot Over

I was caught up in complete scooter fever while in Rome. Every block is littered with Vespas. Business men scoot to work. Young women scoot to meet their BFFs. It’s a scene man. They also have stores that sell Vespa apparel. I considered buying some Vespa gear but...

King of Wistful Thinking

A few days back I found myself in a melancholy mood. Somehow these moods are often accompanied by me listening to Go West’s “King of Wishful Thinking” over and over. I’m not sure if the mood sent me in search of the song or the song puts me in the mood. Probably a...

Size Matters

Okay, I went to Rome, maybe the most important city ever in the history of civilization and so far I’ve written two blogs about run-ins with panhandlers. Mi perdoni l’Italia. Of course Rome has much more to offer than skillful beggars. The coliseum, the forum,...