Category Archives: Life

Democracy, just for you, just on time

I wish there was a “just for you, just on time” form of democracy. There is clearly a market for one.

Democracy is a little like saving. It’s a slow process, you experience setbacks at times, and your ultimate goal may seem unreachable all too often. Continue reading

From Piemonte to Milan on rails

You don’t have to travel to experience great things, but sometimes it helps. Especially if you travel to Italy. Our travels took us to Milan, Torino, Alba, Asti, Barolo, Bra, Neive and Lake Como.

Alba, the capital of the hilly Langhe area in Piemonte, stole our hearts. Continue reading

Pain as your partner

“It’s definitely rheumatoid arthritis,” the doctor said. “Go to the nurses’ station. Your nurse will explain the medication, the tests, and all the other details.”

The world was getting on with its business outside. My world had just stopped. This was not good news. Continue reading