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Travels with Cats now available in paperback

My memoir of the 4,700-mile road trip I took with Sauks and Andy in 2016 is now available on Amazon, both in paperback and on Kindle. If you buy the paperback, the Kindle version is included for free. It includes dozens of maps and photographs, which are in color in the ebook. Travels with Cats…
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March 25, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 28, 2012

While Santa Croce didn’t pan out, my search for Mike’s favorite gelato did. I stopped in several shops before spotting the deep peach-colored melone. How something with so much butterfat can taste precisely like the freshest, sweetest cantaloupe you’ve ever had is something of a mystery. It did not disappoint. Other foods? Pici — a…

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March 17, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 17, 2012

  A warm sunny Saturday in Geneva. Had hoped to be in Italy for St. Patrick’s Day, but alas the day job got in the way. No worries. The street market in Carouge was lovely as ever. As I made my way from one incredible stand to another, one of which was dedicated exclusively to…

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March 16, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 16, 2012

  Had lunch with Tiziana today at Café de Certoux. Went right through the roundabout where Bob lost his license plate nine years ago this month while taking Mike and me for a ride in his vintage Mini. It was my first trip to Geneva, and Mike had joined me a few days after I’d…

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March 14, 2012:

By Anne Leonard | Mar 14, 2012

  I wonder if in ten or twenty years Europeans will begin to act more like Americans. I hope not. This morning as I stepped out into bright spring sunshine, the first thing I saw was a young man speed by on a bicycle. Neither he nor his tiny daughter riding shotgun wore helmets. And…

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March 12, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 12, 2012

  Had to get to the grocery store right off the bus, as everything closes at 19:00 sharp in Geneva on Mondays. The Migros is full of chocolate bunnies, and I fondly remembered the one Tiziana gave me in 2003. Mike and I toted that bunny throughout Tuscany and back to Houston. Once home, Mike…

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March 11, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 11, 2012

  I’m sitting in the corporate studio in Geneva, Switzerland. This is my first time here, as I usually get the larger corporate flat further up the L’Arve. This one-room abode does have its charms though, namely a position on the eleventh floor overlooking a park, as well as a panoramic view of the snow-capped…

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March 4, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 4, 2012

  Well, Mike, it’s been three years as of today. I can’t say March 4, 2009, was the saddest day of my life, because by that time friends and family had arrived and I was, to quote Roger Waters and David Gilmour, “comfortably numb.” No, the saddest day of my life was the day before,…

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March 2, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 2, 2012

  I rarely have any good flashes of memory from Husband #1, namely Don. But today is warm and I am cleaning the garage (funny what one will do for a house sitter they won’t do for themselves) and wanted something cool to drink. I have some nasty red wine, but rather than dump it,…

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March 1, 2012

By Anne Leonard | Mar 1, 2012

  Yes, Mike, I heard you today. I am getting bids for a swimming pool. You were screaming: What foolishness are you wasting my money on now? Get over it. Lisa and the girls will love it. I will love it. We’ll toast you on every evening swim.

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