Getting ready to fly!

Our flight for Boston, Massachusetts, leaves early this afternoon…and thunderstorms are predicted in the Boston area for this evening (typical of my luck: of all the days we could have picked to land in Boston, it had to be during the only possible thunderstorm of the entire week…!!!)…anyway, I have just enough time to squeeze in a quick post. Excellent comments left on my IgE post, thanks!, I will have a look at all the links when I return to Italy around October 20th. Much food for thought.


Same line of thinking (?): the other day I read a report by Dr. Ralph Moss (see: on the overuse of antibiotics that could possibly lead to the development of cancer. I don’t have time now to provide a summary of the article, but Dr. Moss writes that it appears that the more courses of antibiotics a person takes over time, the greater the risk of developing certain cancers. If you are rushed for time, just read the last paragraph.


Okay, speaking of rushing, I have to rush off to finish packing now. I will post a little something on my blog in a few days…this time from the States! Wow. That reminds me of something: yesterday, as I was saying goodbye to my students, I told them how much I was looking forward to seeing my sister and niece, that I haven’t seen them in more than two years, blablabla. To my surprise, I began choking up, and tears filled my eyes. Even more surprisingly, they were moved, too (well, perhaps not so surprisingly: Italians…the importance of family…you know…!). So we all stood there in a circle, unable to speak for a few seconds. Cute.


Okay, if I want to be on that flight I had better start getting ready! I will be posting but probably not answering too many e-mails in the next couple of weeks (I apologize in advance). Take care, everyone! Ciao! A presto! 


  1. Margaret-
    I hope that you enjoy Boston. New England should be in full fall foliage right about now.
    I recommend Faneuil Hall and the Boston Aquarium. Stroll down Beacon St or Charles St to get a sense of what the Boston of old looked like. I lived on Marlborough St. long ago- I believe it is one of the most picturesque streets in the world (not the pont de vecchio but beautiful nontheless).

    Good luck and enjoy yourself.

    David Emerson

  2. Hi David, I lived in Boston and Cambridge years ago and know them both very well. To your suggestions, I would also add a stroll through Harvard Yard in Cambridge. And a walk along the Charles River. I am very fond of Cambridge in particular…but Beacon Hill is lovely, true.

    Faneuil Hall has instead changed a lot in recent years. I don’t really care for it anymore. I suppose it’s ok for folks who have never been to Boston before, but I probably wouldn’t make a special trip there, myself.

    Anyway, my parents live south of Boston, so I am not exactly that close to the Boston-Cambridge area. I will probably make a trip to Cambridge at some point, though. For old times’ sake.


  3. Che invidia… una passeggiatina in mezzo ad Harvard 😀
    ci abbiamo passato un’estate intera, nel 1998…
    baci, benarrivata

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