In attesa – waiting

While we watched an Italian game show, we packed. So it was extra easy the next morning to…

Mille passi – a thousand steps

There is a place I have wanted to go. But last time I was not mobile and it…

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.…

Wedding Bells & The Blue Shoes

I am not the first to write about a wedding and neither will I be the last. My…

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.…

A wallpaper wizard

Look, it is not a lot to ask, I don’t think. After years and years and sleepless nights…

L’Ambulanza italiana

It was maybe the first spring-ish day we have had thus far. Lucky for me I got to…

An expat in blue jello

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

Mountains on the moon…Firenze.

We have disappointed our hosts, again. They left us slippers to use…pantofole…but we have not used them. Le…

“You did nothing to me” (“Non mi avete fatto niente”)

The San Remo 2018 Music Festival has chosen its winner!  Italian artists Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro won…

Learning to swear.

Today I learned to swear. Like…really. My family will tell you that like — for a million years…

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