Hélène Valance— This spring, I had the luck to spend a few days in the Eolian archipelago off the coast of Sicily, in a house poised on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, with little in sight except the silhouettes of nearby volcanic islands. On my first
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Did you know, before winning fame and fortune for his invention of the single wire telegraph, Samuel Morse spent his early life as a painter? After graduating from Yale College in 1810, Morse spent over two decades as an artist, taking two separate trips and spending a total of five