Nightingale Noir: Flights of Fancy From a Black Expat
https://nightingalenoir.blog/ Ever thought of viewing travel through a prism of geography and race, with lots of lifestyle anecdotes sprinkled throughout? Baffled? To find out just what you'll see, hitch a ride on the wings of [...]
And So, Where Are You From?
Several years ago, I was invited to speak at Oxford University, the oldest university in the English speaking world. I lectured there in conjunction with their Black History Month (BHM), during the month of [...]
Shoes, shoes, shoes. I’ve got to have those shoes!
Next time you are in London in search of an incomparable pair of shoes, make a beeline to Oliver Sweeney at 10 Henrietta Street (Covent Garden). The store specializes in men’s ware and also [...]
The Italy I Fell in Love with Still Exists
This go-round I’ve been living in Italy for over 15 years. My love affair with this beautiful, yet maddening, country started when I spent an academic year in Perugia a few decades ago. A lot [...]
There’s Magic on Them Thar Streets
Walking around Rome is always pleasurable even though I have to admit that after fifteen years of living here, I often curse the broken sanpietrini (cobblestones), the uneven pavement, the gaping holes in the sidewalks, [...]
A Concept Vineyard
I rarely find myself at a loss for words but I had an experience last week that left me speechless. A vineyard outside of Rome in Lazio, situated in the eastern arm of the region [...]