Scribbles from Italy

Vian Andrews’ “Scribbles from Italy” are posted on Dooney’s every two weeks.


This page functions as a table of contents for the series, and will be updated as new instalments are added. 

Scribbles from Italy: The Centre of Things, Last Days in Canada, And So It Begins

Feb 12, 2023

Canadian writer Vian Andrews and his wife moved from Vancouver to Umbria in Italy. Here are his “scribbles” from a new place in the world.

Scribbles from Italy: The Big Valley, Here’s to the Big Brain, No Turn Around, Breeding Ground…

Feb 26, 2023

Vian Andrews’ dispatches from the Umbrian countryside welcome the light and rage against its dying.

Scribbles from Italy: The Thing About Sex; Standards of Measurement; Simplifications; No Oil…

Mar 12, 2023

Vian Andrews hiking and thinking in the Umbrian countryside, amid olive groves in the rain and “sentieri” paths between mountain hamlets.

Scribbles from Italy: Intelligence

Mar 24, 2023

Vian Andrews is out in the olive orchards, clearing brush from under the trees and thinking about ChatGPT and the future of artificial and other kinds of intelligence. The latest passage from Andrews’ journal about life in the Umbrian countryside, “Scribbles from Italy.”