Ma, è VERO! But, it’s TRUE!

Stereotype: to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same. – Merriam-Webster online dictionary, http://www.merriam-webster.com The word “stereotype” is often associated with the negative and unfavorable parts of a culture or demographic.  In Texas, for instance, the stereotype that everyone here openly carries a gun and when you visit … More Ma, è VERO! But, it’s TRUE!

Once More, from the Beginning: Claudio and Carrie on International Friendship 

Interview by Author, Susie Clevenger First of all I would like to thank Carrie Clevenger and Claudio Cocino for taking the time to sit down and chat. There is buzz about a movement started by Carrie and Claudio called #perchenovacanza (Why not! Vacation!) The philosophy behind it is to live and love loudly. Today you … More Once More, from the Beginning: Claudio and Carrie on International Friendship 

Alberto, the First

Every story has its genesis and I am not able to tell this one without highlighting a significant friendship in my adventure. In the winter of 2009 I was wrapping up my first four months working in administration for a ballet company.  I had some interaction with dancers, but nothing really personal. There was this … More Alberto, the First

Finalmente, Mama Cira

“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet” – W.B. Yeats Everyone needs an Italian Mama and five years ago I met mine. My very first Italian holiday was in the summer of 2011. Months leading up to my departure, I began to study all things Italian, learning a few sentences here … More Finalmente, Mama Cira