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Parla italiano, not yet…

I have to learn Italian. I’ve fought it, and made a million excuses. I’m embarrassed that I’ve owned a house for nearly 4 years and can’t speak more than a…
Dante – Montefegatesi

I still don’t speak Italian

Time for another quote… “And then there was you. You changed everything I believed in. You know that line from Dante that I quoted to you in the park? ‘L’amor…
pasta-dish-with-bread-on-white-ceramic-plate-998246

Bread isn’t a course, it’s a utensil

People visiting Tuscany are often disappointed in the breads served. “I love Italian food, but the bread was so bland.” Americans are used to being served a basket of bread, often with…
Don’t kiss me – Kick me

Don’t kiss me, kick me…

I just spent 6 weeks in Italy, as the Corona virus started appearing. Areas of Italy turned into ‘red zones’, and then the entire country put on ‘lock-down’. During this…
Turn Signals?

Don’t use your blinker!

Americans are fanatical about turn-signal (blinker) usage in their cars. It’s an emotional part of driving that they obsess over, swear at others, and post social media rants about. It’s…
My New Photografriend-Pierpaulo

I made a photografriend!

About a week ago, I happened upon a beautiful park. It was alongside the river Serchio in Tuscany. A large river that rushes down from the mountains, then as it…
A Little Cherub

A little art everywhere

I find little pieces of art are found all over Italy. It’s on the sides of houses, along the roadside, inside government buildings, on walls, (and ceilings) – it’s everywhere! …
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