Italians always find poetic ways to express even the mundane. One example is long weekends that include a weekday holiday and which are called a “ponte,” or bridge. The ponte … Continue reading Umbria or Bust: Exploring New Bits of Italy by Bike
Ladies, start your engines! The world is opening up again and there’s no better time than now to get out and do what you want to do. Safely. Joyfully. Boldly.
Ho-ho-holidays are here! It’s hard to avoid the fact that they’re quite different than usual. Perhaps we’re still eating ham, turkey or to-furkey–or over here in my corner of Italy, … Continue reading 12 Things I Enjoyed In 2020
At some point between December and February, I get a powerful urge to give winter the finger. While living in Colorado, this usually meant a vacation to Mexico or the … Continue reading Some (Still) Like It Hot
In the desert of southwestern Utah, spring was arriving. Warm air, solitude and a backpacking trip in the middle of nowhere. Compared to our couches, doesn’t that sound wonderful? Read on my friends and be transported…
It’s me, the woods, a tent, a storm and as always, an adventure and great connections with strangers. Feeling grateful today to have had this experience in 2020!
“We’re in this quarantine for a reason,” my friend Enrico said to me during one of innumerable late evening venting sessions via What’s App. I’ve been meditating on his words … Continue reading Corona Matata
One of the busiest highways in Italy is emptier than a toilet paper shelf in America. What’s the (quarantined) world coming to?!
The thing about Mr. O is that he doesn’t say much. That’s dandy because after three weeks at home, I’ve grown accustomed to long periods of silence. I live with … Continue reading A Walk With Mr. O (A Coronavirus Story)