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Apr.20.2009
Venice at Sunset
Today on my home blog: A few weeks ago I was approached by a friend who is headed to Italy for the first time.  She and her family (including four children under 12) will be cruising the Mediterranean, and she wanted to know what I recommend with only one day in each of her Italian ports of call. ...
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Apr.10.2009
The Florentine Pieta by Michelangelo
This week I am blogging about art and Holy Week.  The events of Passover, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter are portrayed in some of the world's greatest works of art.    Passover and Maundy Thursday (The Last Supper): http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/04/holy-week-in-art-last-supper...
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Apr.03.2009
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Today on my home blog, I've posted a collection of photos from my trip to Austria and Germany.  When I travel I choose a photo theme for the trip, and this one was windows.  I photographed the windows themselves as well as what I could see through them and reflections in them.  You can see the...
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Mar.20.2009
© Angela K. Nickerson, 2007
This week I've been blogging about Ireland on my home blog.  On Wednesday I began a serialized travelogue which will continue next week about driving through the Emerald Isle by my self.  Part One: Drive on the Left! http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/03/from-archives-drive-on-left-part... Part...
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Mar.13.2009
sunset on the Sacramento River
My husband and I love to pack up the car and head out for a drive.  We talk.  Take photos.  And get out and walk where we can.  Today I'm blogging about one of my favorite drives -- along the Sacramento River. http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-heart-sacramento-river.html Cheers!
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Mar.11.2009
image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Today on my home blog I am writing about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit:  Choirs of Angels.  It is a gorgeous collection of illuminated manuscripts.  Check out the pre-printing press fanciness: http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/03/choirs-of-angels-painting-in-ita...
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Mar.04.2009
Anthony Doerr's latest book, Four Seasons in Rome
This week I've been in conversation with Anthony Doerr, author of the Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome.   Our conversation can be found here: http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/03/eight-questions-for-anthony-doerr.html  And Anthony's favorite spots to visit in Rome can be...
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Feb.25.2009
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Today at my home blog I am writing about death, art, churches, and that grey smudge on so many foreheads today.   http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/02/remember-you-are-dust.html    
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Feb.22.2009
a rendering of the sets for the 2009 Academy Awards
Today on my home blog, I am writing about the set design for tonight's Oscar ceremony:  "During the 2006 World Cup , I happened to be in Italy which was an extraordinary experience. Regardless of what city I was in – Rome, Florence, Milan, Verona, Venice – people poured out of their homes and...
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Feb.21.2009
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Today on my home blog I am writing about Sea Ranch, a fantastic seaside community in California.   Check it out:  http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/02/photo-friday-sea-ranch-california.html 
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Feb.18.2009
bust of Michelangelo from his tomb in Florence
On this date in 1564 Michelangelo Buonarroti died surrounded by friends in Rome.  Read more about his death and an excerpt from my book on my home blog:  http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/02/michelangelo-buonarroti-1475-156...  
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Feb.13.2009
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Happy St. Valentine's Day, my dear readers!   Today on my home blog, we are celebrating the Roman origins of Valentine's Day.  Join us! Happy St. Valentine's Day Rome-style: http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-heart-st-valentines-day.html  Ciao! 
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Feb.03.2009
A few years ago I helped one of my travelers plan a pretty amazing surprise.  Wanna know more?   Read all about it here:  http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-throw-surprise-wedding-part-one.html 
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Jan.21.2009
image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website
Today on my home blog, I am writing about my recent trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  Their current exhibit, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, is fantastic!  And it moves to Ft. Worth, Texas, in March.   Read more here: http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/01/art-and-love-...
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Jan.19.2009
Today on my home blog, I am writing about my own experiences with Dr. Martin Luther King and his works and words.  I also have a Google map of selected sites associated with Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement. Check it out:  http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/01/martin-luther-king-jr-historic...
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