Dear Italia

Tesoro, darling, We’ve been together since 2009 — some nine beautiful years, almost ten. You caught me with those espresso cup eyes and again with gelato — remember you introduced … Continue reading Dear Italia

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

Aqueous Transmissions

Time to trade Lisa’s mountain bike for… Lisa! And when she’s back from tour, it always means one thing: So first, the girls shared aperitivo with their buddy¬†Loic on the … Continue reading Aqueous Transmissions

La Dolce Vita

Sometimes I feel like my life is like a conversation between myself and Tom Petty. Me: Man, I’ve got the travel itch. Tom: Time to move on, time to get … Continue reading La Dolce Vita

On the Ride of My Life

You know what they say about what we once did, forgot about and then picked up again later like a salsiccia (sausage) e patate al forno (roasted potato) pizza to … Continue reading On the Ride of My Life

A Florence Returns to Florence

When life gives you lemons, supposedly lemonade is the end product. But when you’re in Italy and your BFFF Kelly comes over with her hubby, Jacbo (aka Jacob), you make … Continue reading A Florence Returns to Florence

Trippin’ Part One: La Vacanza

Yes, it’s been a coon’s age since I aligned proverbial pen and page to form an article. Sorry for the dry spell, but you see, I’ve been busy doin’ my … Continue reading Trippin’ Part One: La Vacanza

Some Like It Hot: Great Scott (Stefano?), It’s Back!

Day 6: I have come to love Sicilia for many reasons, but singularly because the sun sheds its inhibitions and bursts forth upon the scorched earth like one of those … Continue reading Some Like It Hot: Great Scott (Stefano?), It’s Back!