Episode 6 • Death, Christmas, Rome-n-Okra, Fellini

Happy Renewal Year 2020. Will they ROAR?
Death & Christmas, Rome-n-Okra

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Death is Nothing – Henry Scott Holland


  Great interview with Caitlin Doughty

Sing! Sing! Sing!

Paris: Nuit Blanche –
the nocturnal festival of white light – 2020

© Paris Tourist Office – Photographe Amélie Dupont



Fellini & Gore Vidal… Is it the ‘End’?

Inside the excavated Caesar Augustus’s house:



Highly recommend the ‘ROMA PASS’ which allows you to visit the interiors.




Make Haste SlowlyFestina Lente  – Quotes from Augustus

Martin’s Shoutouts (in no order):

  1. The Independent Hotel – sophisticated, quiet, clean rooms, excellent staff
  2. Kisaki Ramen & Sushi – Piazza Capranica
  3. Pierluigi – Excellent Seafood House, since 1938





















On Photoshoot with @garconjon 

1 Comment

  1. Hi Martin,

    Thanks for the shout out, that was way cool.

    Sorry to hear about your friend with cancer. Fuck cancer, ‘nuf said.

    You might want to mention in the next episode that rapeseed oil is called Canola oil in the United States. I have met very few people that know that. Though I can see where it might be difficult to market rapeseed oil here. We Americans are so easily triggered.

    Was that lobster linguini you had in Rome in a red sauce? That’s how I make it. It’s really the only way I like lobster.

    It was interesting how you were talking about people talking about the ’20s coming back, etc.. Made me remember that I have read that the Greeks considered nostalgia to be an illness or malady. The -algia root means “pain” as in neuralgia. I thought I would doublecheck that factoid before I passed it on and found that is kind of right, it is only pseudo-Greek –

    The word nostalgia is learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain” or “ache”, and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home.

    Another great episode, so good to hear your voice. And yes, thirty three years since we’ve seen each other. A little mind-boggling. Though I think my mind is more easily boggled than it used to be. 🙂

    Take care,

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