The Price of Friendship

This month marks 40 years since I first set foot in Italy.  Arriving on the plane from the U.S., landing at Malpensa (north of Milan), we needed to get a domestic flight from Linate (closer to Milan).  This meant a bus ride through parts of Milan to get from one airport to the other. HavingContinue reading “The Price of Friendship”

Another Witch Bites the Dust

You have to marvel at a culture that while is one of the hearts of Christianity, celebrates such a pagan custom in such a big way, Pan e Vin, as it is called in the Veneto.  This was one of probably 5,000 fires (falò) last night throughout Northern Italy. It’s what I’ve always loved aboutContinue reading “Another Witch Bites the Dust”

Italy, Germans, the Euro, the Lire and the Road to Moscow*

*Al Stewart’s haunting song about the last time the Germans were in charge. Now you’re asking yourself, what does this have to do with Dauntless and how are events from 75 years ago applicable to today.  Having Dauntless in Europe, gives me the freedom to visit my friends in Italy at a more leisurely paceContinue reading “Italy, Germans, the Euro, the Lire and the Road to Moscow*”