Оn 31 May Patrice and I are leaving our Madison apartment and on 31 July we are leave Madison. Patrice will teach Rolfing (August-September-October 2013) in Boulder, Colorado. While Patrice teaches, I will write  a great deal, in Colorado as well as Croatia.

Croatia?

In November 2013 we will travel to Rovinj, Croatia for six months (November 2013 thru May 2014).

 

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Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj is a gorgeous medieval Venetian city and, though we encourage visitors, but our apartment is small (further details to follow). Friends own a twelfth century house in the city center (It had been Venetian quarantine house where visitors to the city during times of plague had to stay one month; if they didn’t die, they were allowed in town.)  We will rent their apartment in the off-season. It is smaller than our Moscow apartment, perhaps 1/4 the sq. ft. of our Madison apartment. We are downsizing.

The local languages are Italian and Serbo-Croatian; Patrice will learn the former; I the latter.  I cheat somewhat; Serbo-Croatian is 60% common to Russian, which I speak.  On the other hand, Patrice understands French, but is shy.  I’ll tell you an anecdote:  When Patrice and I visited Paris, I spoke French so well that the French replied to me as if I were fluent, which befuddled me, whereupon Patrice, too timid to respond in French to the French,  translated into English, whereupon I replied in French to the French.

Our goal is to write stories (further details to follow)

 

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