Russell J.T. Dyer

Just some guy, hanging around Milan.

the activities and musings of an american writer and editor in milan, italy • Updated: Oct 30, 2014 - 12:00AM • hits: 17406 for site today; 554 for page this week


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A Helleu Acquisition

Earlier this year I started acquiring art work for my home. A few months ago I bought an etching by Paul Cesar Helleu, a famous artist from Paris. It was made around the year 1900. I had it reframed recently and hung it in my bedroom this week. It’s marvelous. I got it at a very good price and I’m delighted to have it in my home.

posted: oct 30, 2014

First Performance at La Scala

After many years of living in Milan and wanting to see a performance at La Scala theater, I’ve final gone to one. I went with a a friend visiting from Sweden this week. They’re world famous for their operas, but they also produce ballets and symphony orchestera performances. Their tickets can be from one-hundred to two-hundred euros each. However, we managed to buy deep discounted tickets for only eleven euros a ticket to a ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

posted: oct 24, 2014


Below are recent musings of mine. Click on an entry heading to read its full text. Click on the musings tab at the top left to see all of them.

A Postcard from the Past

In digging recently through a box of old postcards, I discovered one from long ago that was sent to me when I was a young man. It was from Europe, from San Marino in particular. I remember the card and remember thinking when I received it how wonderful it would be to go to Europe.


Deleting Skype Contacts

Over the past few weeks I have begun to delete friends most of the people from my Skype contact list. I have deleted friends, actual friends with whom I regularly communicate. I am down to eleven contacts in Skype now: eight colleagues, two friends, and my daughter.