Le Tour Eiffel  ~ Paris ~ France

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Ancient City ~ Pitigliano ~ Grosetto ~ Italy

"Amid the debris feathers of sea birds"
Lobster Pot Treasures
by Annie Jenkin

"The wind blows through the boatyard"
Beckoning Winds and Sea
by Annie Jenkin

"Cobblestones clatter beneath the rattle of bicycles"
Piazza Duomo
by Annie Jenkin

Allée Cachée ~ L’Isle-sur-la Sorgue ~ Provence ~ France

"My tongue and my lips longing to shape his name"
A whiff of cologne
by Deenaz P. Coachbuilder

"His baritone voice barely above a whisper"
Duck Hunting with Dad 
by Michael Escoubas

"His Saturday mornings unspooled into afternoons"
Dust and Wrenches
by Sheila Elliott

"He's all hope"
by William Carey

"Eat fast, get back to work"
Don't Crack The Face
by Gail Denham

"The night air sweet with jasmine scent"
Surely I am coming soon
  by B.J. Buckley

"You promised to take me to Paris"
I Might Have Loved You
by Wilda Morris

"Will Darwin's finches fly apart?"
"Shelter in Place"
by Claire Scott

"Day by day Time gathers daisies"
Wedding Preparations
by Nancy Bailey Miller

"I was welcome at their table every holiday"
If Only, I and II 
by Nicoletta LaMarca Sacco

"A seagull arches over water, his wings stretched"
by Caroline Johnson

Seaside Village ~ Cefalù ~ Sicily

"Waves lapping the sandy shore"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"The sea is like a song"
Village by the Sea
by Michael Escoubas

"Another kind of night is falling as the glaciers melt and oceans rise"
Letter to Melissa
by Wilda Morris

Wisteria Arbour ~ Via Ugo Foscolo ~ Firenze ~ Italy

"Wedding march begins"
by Candace Turner

"The scent of lilacs"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"My feet won't tango"
by Ambika Talwar

"Only the wind"
In Honor of My Dad
by Jo Balistreri

Notre-Dame-des-Anges Abbey Church ~  Ile sur la Sorgue ~ Provence ~ France

Road Signs and Hobo Marks 
by Lois Parker Edstrom
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Prayer for the Misbegotten
by Julia Carlson
reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Fishing Boats ~ Mondello ~ Sicily

Hot off the presses from Kelsay Books 
Tumbled Time
by Cynthia Linkas

Publisher: Basic Books
Don’t Read Poetry
(A Book about How to Read Poems)

by Stephanie Burt 

Open Air Market ~ Bologna ~ Italy 

Beat the heat with this refreshing salad
Summer Fruit Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Try this versatile salad at your next luncheon or summer picnic
Shrimp Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Get ready to fall in love with this popular Neopolitan pasta dish
 Linguine Alle Vongole
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

After the Storm ~Amalfi  ~ Italy

Victor Riehl

Read Victor's Bio here


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