Culture Shopping

If I could design the perfect world, it would include elements from both of my favorite cultures....

Ghosts

My visit to the US has unexpectedly stirred up a host of ghosts flooding me with memories and nostalgia....

The Crossing

My first week back in the US was filled with familiar faces and very un-Italian food....

Countdown to America

As I ready for my visit to the US, I am reminded of why I love it here - and there....

Trip Anxiety

An upcoming visit to the US has me contemplating the differences in my two cultures....

My Favorite Italian Words

While I'm still trying to learn Italian, I have developed a list of my favorite words and how they're used....

Life Going Forward

A recent guest made us contemplate time and have a renewed hope for the future....

A Sausage Kind of Weekend

October is festa time in Italy. This weekend was a perfect one with festas galore and all the sausage you can imagine....

Anghiari the Beautiful

Anghiari was named as one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe. Here's why....

Speaking in Tandem

The Italian language is beautiful - and still beyond my grasp. My attempts to learn Italian are frustrating, but I keep trying....