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.