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page started - Sept 2015Allegro ma non troppo - series
Premise of this series: From 1987 to 1995 I wrote for and helped edit The Lion Magazine, an unofficial publication of the NATO community in Naples, Italy. Much of the material I wrote had to do with the area and, as such, many years later has found its way into the entries of this website, Naples: Life, Death & Miracles. Additionally, I wrote a monthly humor column (at least, it seemed that way to me!) called Allegro ma non troppo (a musical tempo indication meaning "lively, but not too much". I chose that title, I recall, because the first item I wrote was about the NATO band.) Of the 80+ issues we published, I had a column in each one; some were about the area and, again, have in some form been incorporated elsewhere into this website. Other columns were not about the area, and I have now chosen to put them up and link them from this page (because some old-timers who remember the magazine have asked me to do so.) The items may be dated and topical and may occasionally refer to the NATO community, but they were all intended to be light-hearted and quirky, somewhat like the entries you will find if you look at the Everything is Related to Naples section (ErN on the menu bar, above). There will be about 40 entries in all. They do not appear in chronological order, but to the extent that I am sure of the original publication date in The Lion Magazine, I have put in the date at the top. The images used in these reformatted pages were not in the original articles.