The Mouth of Truth

The Mouth of Truth (La Bocca della Verità) resides in the portico of the basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. As with most people, I first learned of this sculpture from the movie “Roman Holiday” starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. A young Gregory Peck fed into my attraction for freakishly tall, dark […]

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Rocky VII

If you ever want to coerce me into doing something, all you need to do is tell me I can’t do it. Naturally, this rule does not apply to things I am physically incapable of doing, like dunking a basketball or only eating a couple of Pringles out of the canister. I’m talking about serious […]

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