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Quack sees a copy of the David  
   

Quack sees a copy of the David

Michelangelo sculpted the David in 1504. Here is the young king with his slingshot over his shoulder and rocks in his hand. He feels God in him, is confident and knows he will kill Goliath, the enemy's giant. Most earlier statues, and many later ones, portrayed David as a very young teenager. This one gives him power.
The Little, Yellow Duck, Quack, and Her/His Travels

February 1st 2008
The Little, Yellow Duck, Quack, and Her/His Travels We have been carrying a little, yellow, stuffed, toy duck with us on our travels. My daughter-in-law, is working as a nanny to pay for her artist studio. She cares for two children, a boy and a girl. The girl’s teacher gave each student a small, soft duck and asked them to have the duck travel around and come back home in April. As ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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