Nobody Travels South of Rome: Finding Calabria

Travelers finally started visiting the remote south of Italy in the 18th century. Then in 1915, Norman Douglas published his famous Old Calabria. My book picks up his trail through the real Italy a hundred years later.



A humanist slides into Geekdom.

In the newsletter of the Institute for Historical Study, a group of independent scholars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

On the Blog

About the family dinner hour, from the San Francisco Chronicle
On the Blog

Robbins’ byline has appeared in national and regional publications, including The New York Times, High Country News, San Jose Mercury-News, as well as in local publications in New Mexico, such as the Albuquerque Journal, the Albuquerque Tribune,, Crosswinds Weekly, and voiceofsandiego.org"