Italy, Switzerland, personal history
Biography doesn't have to follow the time line-I know that as a cultural anthropologist. And I also know that we read the past through the lens of the present and that its construction is but one version of possible realities having the imprint of personal vision. Understanding is shaped further by the moment and formed by social surroundings. An anecdote will highlight these opening thoughts.
"From No Man's Land to the Mosaic Floor: An Autobiographical Sketch of a "Secunda'',"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 49:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol49/iss1/5