I know. I ignored my website and it got stale. I piled pieces I’d written in disorganized lists in my Italian regional files. Magazines closed and their websites changed. The places that I wrote for with pleasure mostly disappeared. I looked around and wasn’t thrilled with the print world. So I’ve decided to write for free, for you, on my site. About whatever I want in Italy. I’m taking a new approach, shorter pieces about one or two places, easier to file, easier to deal with on a small screen. My able assistant Suzanne is organizing the pieces by region from the not too distant past on the map, editing text and revising photos as she goes. And I’m writing new pieces about my travels, with an occasional recipe picked up along the way. It’s a work in progress. Just like my kitchen fireplace that’s become an altar for Italian food and wine. Stay tuned.