Questi stivali – these boots.

It was many years ago during a dermatological excision that we, in our family, learned that Nancy Sinatra…

Mercoledì

The city is hot.  We are on the numero 15 tram…stiamo andando in centro – we are going to…

Molotov cocktails…and cocktails

Challenges create opportunities for action. We are in a time now where there are opportunities for you to find faith – to reach for something greater than yourself.

When Life Gives You COVID, make Lemon Cake

(Episode 27, Breathing Out Stars Podcast) Before I begin I want to say a thing about carrying on.…

The Snow Cake

“They were the same little people whose snowy socks went around and around my dryer…”

Of fireflies & darkness.

There once was a five-year old boy. It was summertime — and of course — there were fireflies.…

Craving the Shredded Potato

Months ago, before my surgery, we had dinner at an Asian restaurant with a Chinese friend, M. She…

Bone Saws, Opiates & the Daily Black Pants

I have been asked to provide an update on my recovery: I knew that I was having major…

OsloOhhh.

Will you need help down the stairs, ma’am?, the flight attendant asks. No, I am ok going down,…

Seven months…interrupted.

I have given away our extra pantry items, our blender. We are down to the our tiniest bone…

In ruins.

We are on an island. A big one. A place where streets are broken and the trunks of…

Superpowers.

Look at me, walking down the street. I have a swagger. My swagger says that I have almost…

An expat in blue jello

But what, oh what, is a little old-ish expat to do on a rainy Sunday morning? After a…

Venice: slag & vaporetto roulette.

Venice…Venezia. I want to embrace you. Wrap my arms around you. I adore you. I am excited just…

Two months now.

And now, two months. I can understand the italian on the train, on the street. The bartender last…

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