Month: September 2013

La Passeggiata: Italy’s Evening Stroll

I’ve long been interested in neighborliness and recently read about the Italian custom of La Passeggiata: the Evening Stroll. Between 5 pm and 8 pm, Italians take to the streets to greet their frien

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland Elevates Embroidery to Art

I so admire Alexander McCall Smith, author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I admire his gently-drawn characters and his love affair with Botswana, which he so expertly conveys to

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