A Blackbird at Polanesi

and in the evening at Polanesi high above the traffic massed bumper to bumper  on the old Via Aurelia which goes all the way  back in time to Rome a lonesome blackbird sings  his melancholy lovesong to the olive trees the little church the stone...

Ukraine and the West’s Hypocrisy

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine Let me begin by saying there is no excuse for what Russia is doing in Ukraine. There were no grounds for war. There is no justification for invasion. There is no excuse for the bombing of civilians or the destruction of housing stock,...