A sort of life

There were exactly three times in my life where I met a woman and muttered to myself: "Uh oh. This chick is going to be trouble."

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I've been joking recently about moving to Iceland. Half joking. The gist is that I don't want to wait for a Trump presidency to get the visa process rolling. That it's better to get it all squared away now so that I can quickly slip away Nov. 9.

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I find TBS a compelling companion for a weekend. Olivia Benson, Stabler and the rest. Maybe the Chinese man that brings provisions. These are all things.

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At home is my kitchen piled in the sink. Empty takeout boxes and cartons stacked high. Well balanced. Some teetering. Above the sink are plants that have been thirsty since 2014.

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Follow the river and you will find the sea

Follow the river and you will find the sea

Oscar Facciolo De Soto enjoys a river cruise with his family in Bundesrepublik Deutschland circa 1992.

I was lonely, alone, and overlooking a city that kept me captive for three years.

First published January 31, 2008 | More inside »