Parla italiano? You already know more than you think!

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Category: Travel Tips


Twin words are the most valuable and overlooked gift in language acquisition. — Susan Elizabeth Nus   I love the sound of Italian. As I child, I could listen to my father and grandfather talk to each other for hours and never get bored. Sometimes, with the help of hand gestures, arm movements that took […]

Nomad’s Dream

Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 | Category: Reflections


“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac   I went for a pedicure the other day, to lessen the back-breaking monotony of packing. The color I chose was a rather nice frosted pale peach. I didn’t realize […]

A Right-Place, Right-Time Guest Post: “habemus papam”

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | Category: GUEST POSTS


Ed. note:  Okay, so immediately after my rant about no unsolicited guest posts, here’s the latest guest post. Solicited. I’ve known Paula and Giovanni for years, and am pleased to offer their story here. Paula was born in Boston to Italian American parents, and her great-grandparents came from the Province of Avellino. She has a degree in languages […]