NEW YORK NEW YORK – Finally, at 7:30 AM I see the dentist. The problem tooth has a rap sheet. Root canal in 1988. Oral surgery to fix the roots again, this time through my gum, in 1992. Internally it has broken into many fragments and has become infected. It’s supposed not to have a nerve but it does. It takes an hour and 20 minutes for Dr. Heilbut to dig all the fragments out. He’s a patient man. I’m a mess. I go home to sleep. Shot a pepper mill with my iPhone.
DERUTA ITALY – That’s right. We’ve left Switzerland. This morning we traveled by taxi from Soglia to Linate Airport (Milan’s airport for local Italian flights), rented a car and drove to Umbria, picking up our friend, Nancy Novogrod, at Linate. We stopped in this center of maiolica to buy plates and take pictures (here I’m using my Leica M9 and a 35mm Summilux lens).
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Maria’s in Paris and our children are off in their separate directions and I didn’t have any dinner plans, so I had a lonely guy moment. I ordered a pizza and opened a Stella. Here’s the pizza in its various stages, captured with my Panasonic GH2, 29mm pancake lens and a stepladder.