Blair Casey

Blair Casey

Blair Casey is an amateur hiker, perpetual note scribbler and news junkie. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with her husband and two cats.

Venice, Italy

November 20, 2008 | There is something surreal about Venice. Buildings seem adrift in the canals, and the domes of the Saint Marks loom in the distance. The mainland of the city consists of about two hundred small marsh-islands that…

The Skin of the City | Rome, Italy 2008

After I spent five semesters skipping most of my Italian classes, I had no illusions about my linguistic capabilities. Fourteen hours after boarding the plane, I was sleep-deprived and anxious. My inner monologue began to loop the necessary phrase, “Ho…