The stories here are a combination of truth and fiction. Even stories like Perché Bergamo?, Thoughts on Taking a Sabbatical, and Amsler Grids, which recount recent events and start with the aim to be as truthful as possible, often end up with creative flourishes added. Other stories, like Broca's Earlobe and A Happy Sound in the Grotto are based on distant memories, which are, from the start, a mix of real with flights of fancy. So are these stories with truth added, or truth with story added? I don't know and I don't care because I write stories to get them out of my head. Some of these stories have spent a long time rattling around in my mind. Writing them down clears space for new ideas.
You Know It When You Hear It
Sun Valley - Après Ski
Open Letter to ASMR Creators
How to Quit Your Job and Inspire Yourself and the People Around You
Thoughts on Taking a Sabbatical: Thoughts and Stories from our Italian Sabbaticals
The Smell of California
A Happy Sound in the Grotto