This will be a blog about… oh… I’m not sure. I have a difficult time defining myself, so I suppose it’s no surprise that I’m suddenly uncomfortable attempting to define the Blog. I live in an old farmhouse in upstate NY. I love reading about Italy, Britain, France, the decorative arts, archaeology. I think an awful lot – perhaps too much, especially for someone who hates to clean – about home decoration. I love ancient Rome, both “real” and as dramatized in various movies (Gladiator, anyone?) and fine TV shows. I am… um… over-educated and under-employed. Enough! Let’s get started.