Sardinia

“I hit him at 70 miles per hour, so it was bad," the actor said of his 2018 crash on Sardinia in Italy.
A car collided with him head-on at an intersection.
Members of a criminal gang allegedly wanted to hold his body for ransom.
When it comes to wheaty chewiness, there’s no pasta like the dense, thick flour-and-water forms hand-made in places like
Azores, off Flores Island Greece Ischia, Castelo Aragonese Drama Spain Athos, near Megisti Lavra (actually sunrise) Samothrace
A recent dinner party transported me to another time and place. How convenient an escape. My new Italian younger soul brother, Simone Porcu sparked the occasion. Tech executive by day, chef by night, Porcu cooks to connect with life more fully. This hobby is an act of love, self-healing, and maintains a legacy.
At one o'clock in the afternoon on a December day in Alghero, Sardinia, I was staving off jet lag in the most sensible way: eating tiny shrimp, mussels, razor clams, calamari and fried moray eel in La Boqueria, the city's fish market, while drinking a sparkling Vermentino di Sardegna called Akènta.
My first reaction was - why is it important to live 100 years or more? "People who forget dying" was one of the quotes - and
Sardinia is an incredible place, filled with awe-inspiring scenery and kind people. If eventually some Arthurian past reclaims the island, I expect to go there and be greeted as Odysseus was received by the Phaeacians, with wine and stories that last the night.