A Florence in the Forest (And It’s Been A Long Time Coming)

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!

Corona Matata

“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

Coro-normality

One of the busiest highways in Italy is emptier than a toilet paper shelf in America. What’s the (quarantined) world coming to?!

Cycling Through: A Coronavirus Story

The unforgettable tale of a solo bike ride during the Coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.

Getting Things Not Done in Italy: Retail Shopping

Find yourself in Italy and need a new pair of trousers or — God forbid — a pair of tights? It might not be as easy as you’d imagine… confused? Non ti preoccupare (don’t worry), I’ll explain…

Getting Things Not Done in Italia: On Organization

Last week, I rode my commuter bike to a chain outdoor store in search of fuel. I don’t yet have gas for my apartment, so I’m living like a starving … Continue reading Getting Things Not Done in Italia: On Organization

Hearts in Training

Trains. Ferris wheels. Lionel Ritchie. Cussing. What do all these things have in common? Read on to find out…

The Audacity of Trying

An American in Italy, trying to see what happens when she tries to make her dreams come true. She wants to stay, live, work and drink spritz. Mamma mia, why does it all have to be so difficult?

Zen and the Art of Chaos

The cello is my favorite instrument. I adore it just as much as the piano, which I desire to play on a regular basis. I still remember the sad little … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Chaos