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, 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

Summer Ruminations.

As summer enters its final month, there is time to capture moments of stillness and reflect on that which gives us peace.  Here’s to hoping, dreaming, living and loving.  Cheers to a Happy August. To be encouraged, be encouraging. To be peaceful, let go of that which binds you to fruitless sorrows. To be wise, … More Summer Ruminations.