I rarely land anywhere without doing my homework. I like to have a half baked notion about where I’m heading. The thing is, prior to my Bologna trip I was focused on a writing project that I wanted to complete before my trip. I had the bones of it but I needed to take the bones and shake them about a bit. I didn’t get it completely finished and, foolishly, I took it to Bologna thinking I would work on it in between my Mandala Course and a little sight seeing. That didn’t happen however, and isn’t happening because since I landed in Bologna with my course schedule, a map of the university area and a loose plan spaced with serendipity I have fell in love… Bologna — la dotta, la grassa, la rossa — my new favourite city in Italy. I’ll translate the meaning and tell you all about it when I get back! Right now, I’m too busy having a mad passionate love affair… Salute!