My Coronavirus Universo

Life under Quarantine in Città della Pieve, Italy

About me…

I’ve been writing all my life. I’ve also had a life-long writer’s block and chip on my shoulder about sharing my work. I was terribly dyslexic as a child and very embarrassed about my disability. I made choices in life based on what I couldn’t do rather than what I could. In and out of different careers, most with a literal communication (P.R./Marketing) or figurative expression (Design, Architecture and Renovation) component, I always placed a heavy emphasis on poignant description in the workplace. I was harsh with subordinates who didn’t bother to run spell-check, for instance. I know not everyone is a writer, but inexcusable errors sent me through the roof. I’m a perfectionist, so writing a blog is tough. You can’t edit out all the errors. There just isn’t time to do so. Lastly, and finally, I’ve passed the ominous 60-year mark and I don’t care as much about what people think about me. I am less concerned about imperfection, even though it still dogs me more than it should. I’m finally ready to write. Since I’ve adopted a nomad’s existence, the life of a writer is well-suited. I can write anywhere I can find a flat surface and a high-backed chair to support a faulty back. I live between Città della Pieve, Paris and Beach Haven, mostly, but I also travel allot.  I’m infinitely curious and never want to stop learning, discovering and being surprised by people and places. My needs are sunshine, my dog, water, good food, novelty, mountains, and love. With those, I can survive. The hardest part for me will be remembering. For that, I’m counting on friends for help in reconstructing a diary and assembling the best stories from the past.

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What People Say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let’s build something together.

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