The Black Death in the Italian Peninsula

The Black Death in the Italian Peninsula

The Black Death was a pandemic that swept across the Eurasian landmass devastating the populations along the way. In Italy, the plague resulted in a human tragedy that transformed the region in ways that could not be anticipated. The Black Death arrived in the Italian...
Edgar Allen Poe Museum

Edgar Allen Poe Museum

I could never claim to be a fan of Edgar Allen Poe. I have never read any of his works from start to finish. But I was and am familiar with him, and that’s even before seeing the John Cusack film “The Raven” a number of years ago. So, when my wife...
Memories of Budapest Part 2

Memories of Budapest Part 2

In March 2017, my wife and I spent 4 days in Budapest, Hungary. Here are a few more pictures from our trip. I will have a few thoughts to share on our time there in a future post. Heroes Square, laid out in 1896 to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the founding...
Memories of Budapest

Memories of Budapest

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about our trip to Budapest this past March. With all the good memories from our four day visit, I find myself thinking how we could go back and spend some extended time in the area, like maybe one to three months. And then...