Monthly Archives: September 2005

The Secret Name of Rome … Maybe

An Italian legend, so I’ve learned, says that Rome has a secret name.“Roma” is a mere alias used for public discourse … as well, on a side note, “Amor” spelt backwards, interestingly (which explains a lot of interesting things I’ve … Continue reading

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The Journey Toward Elysium

“Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.” – Louisa May Alcott in Little Women (1869) The great folly … Continue reading

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The case of the cursed luggage

Part I by Romulus Nobody said traveling would be easy. And absolutely everybody said that traveling with Julian Ahlquist would be lunacy; and this most especially in my case. Not the least of those who portentously dissuaded me, warning of … Continue reading

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