Author Archives: theresemarlin

A Special Taxi with a Special Driver

What would you do if you inherited a taxi and the license to go with it? In 2001, Caterina Bellandi inherited a taxi, Milano 25, from her deceased partner. At the time, Milano 25 looked like most Tuscan taxis although … Continue reading

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A New Velvet Glove

Ever since Adam donned a fig leaf, human beings have practiced modesty, even in cultures where the members do not wear clothes. Over time the prevailing religion reinforced modesty in a society. Eventually, in countries where the rule of law … Continue reading

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A Little Surprise

On Monday while crossing the street to get to Mass, I had an incident which made me think that I was having a mini-stroke.  I suddenly lurched to the left.  While my legs wanted to continue crossing the street, my … Continue reading

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A Mystery Writer

After I retired, I became an avid reader of mystery stories. When I found a mystery writer that I especially liked, I would read several of his or her works. Most recently, I began to feel that by reading the … Continue reading

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Salvador Mundi

Jesus is in the news! Well, His picture – actually, one specific picture, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvador Mundi” is all over the media. This one picture of the “Savior of the World” sold at Christie’s Action House in New York … Continue reading

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Back from Peru

Here I am back from Peru to share bits and pieces of a truly wonderful experience. All aspects of my trip controlled by Latin America for Less were fabulous!  Every employee was prompt, professional and kind. My day in Machu … Continue reading

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Peru Years Later

This afternoon, I begin my journey to Peru. This will not be my first trip to that country. If memory serves me, I was in Peru when Mao’s Little Red Book was popular among students and revolutionaries; when “concientizacion” and … Continue reading

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