Weird Sites in Rome, Take Nine

We ventured on a long walk to the Colosseum, the final half-mile or so of which was all on the same stretch of road. There were large signs everywhere, pointing the way. But to be fair, the signs weren’t needed — we simply followed the crowd who all had the same idea as we did.Continue reading “Weird Sites in Rome, Take Nine”

A Welcome Distraction

I have been pulled and drawnI have been filled and propelled I have been distracted From sitting in silenceFrom the voices that thin the threadsFrom the distorted mirrors that cloud clarity Craving a place of our ownA space of just you and just meNothing else distracting Just the distraction of your eyesAnd your voiceAnd yourContinue reading “A Welcome Distraction”

Travel, Sleep, Repeat

I understand why we sleep. To slip the knot of the world. Rachel Kadish, The Weight Of Ink I’ve had several conversations at work today about what a difference taking the last week off makes, and what a double-difference it makes when it’s coupled with the thrill of other people in the company taking thisContinue reading “Travel, Sleep, Repeat”

Weird Sites in Rome, Take Three

Sometimes you gotta shoot the “wrong thing”. The only source of light into the Pantheon comes from the center (the oculus). Said oculus is a popular shot, tourists angling their lenses up to the ceiling to capture it and the surrounding dome walls, which are eye-catching swirls of squares. My traveling companion used it asContinue reading “Weird Sites in Rome, Take Three”

What Neil Said

Theatre, writing, and travel are my sports. And like any athlete, amateur hobbyist or consummate professional, it’s important to train during the off-season. Which has pretty much been all year, as far as theatre and travel go. Writing, on the other hand? Writing is there for me, always. It’s the hobby that never sleeps. EvenContinue reading “What Neil Said”

The Wisdom of Cats

I’ve commenced another one of my lunchtime polls in my chats with friends and loved ones, which happens once in awhile when I’ve grown weary of small talk, and am craving conversation that is a little deeper under the surface than “what are you having for dinner tonight.” In the past I’ve gone with theContinue reading “The Wisdom of Cats”