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Can someone translate these northern Italian lyrics?

I found the lyrics to this tune, which I posted here in 2010 and recently reposted over at Tom’s Garden. I make out the first line to be “Make me a spritz, make me a spritz, make it good with a slice of lemon.” But the Italian is unconventional, I guess a…
I found the lyrics to this tune, which I posted here in 2010 and recently reposted over at Tom’s Garden. I make out the first line to be “Make me a spritz, make me a spritz, make it goo…
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More garden photography, and some comments on native plants and other topics.

It’s taken me a long time to complete what was meant to be a quick survey of the garden after returning from a trip. These photos are now a month old. I’m starting to feel like Lawrence Sterne. Last time I looked at Gruss-an-Aachen and Citrus Burst roses,…
It’s taken me a long time to complete what was meant to be a quick survey of the garden after returning from a trip. These photos are now a month old. I’m starting to feel like Lawrence Sterne. Las…
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My review of Emperors' Treasures exhibition at the AAM. #longreads

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Now on view at the Asian Art Museum Emperors’ Treasures, which opened to the public at the Asian Art Museum yesterday and continues through September 18, is an exhibition of greatest…
Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Now on view at the Asian Art Museum Emperors’ Treasures, which opened to the public at the Asian Art Museum yesterday and co…
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Sheets for the Asian Art Museum's Gorgeous catalogue, hot off the presses at Typecraft, Wood & Jones, Pasadena.
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It’s summertime, which means it’s time for a refreshing spritz, the signature drink of northern Italy. And while we’re at it, let’s repost this fun video, Fame un spritz (Make me a spritz) by Sir Oliver Skardy & Fahrenheit 451, which I originally posted…
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How to Make a Climate Summary Graph Showing Duration and Intensity of Hydric Deficit

Those of us who live in one of the world’s five Mediterranean climate areas can take cheer from the fact that these regions are home to some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. As an example, according to Olivier Filippi’s The Dry Gardening Handbook…
Those of us who live in one of the world’s five Mediterranean climate areas can take cheer from the fact that these regions are home to some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. As an example, acc…
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Hummingbird and iochroma: http://bit.ly/1NjT9Zi.
This hummingbird loves the iochroma. Iochroma is a Central or South American plant unrelated to fuschia but similar in appearance. The flowers can be blue, purple, red, yellow, or white. It does qu...
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Please let me know what you think of my website redesign.

http://www.rightreading.com/
Thomas Christensen. My most recent book, Landscape with Yellow Birds, is a translation of selected poems of José Ángel Valente. Other books include 1616: The World in Motion; New World/New Words: Translating LatinAmerican Literature; The U. S.–Mexican War; and The Discovery of America, ...
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Thanks, Catherine. I thought it was a little too self-promoting, so I've moved much of the bio stuff to a separate page (kept the Catamaran mention though ;-). Still working on this, but at least it's better on mobile devices. )
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Author of 1616: The World in Motion, a global overview of the early seventeenth century (forthcoming MArch 2012), and several other books. Translator (Like Water for Chocolate; Fuentes, Cortazar, Carpentier, Celine, Valente, etc.). Editor. Graphic Designer. Publisher. Tom Christensen bio
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    Comparative Literature
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