Italy and I have been having a long distance relationship since 2005. According to the math, that's almost 10 YEARS. Ten years feels like an awfully long time. Especially when this past July 5th marked my ten year anniversary of legally enjoying vino. That's one of the more joyous 10 year ... Read More about Pink cheeks make you feel younger
I can't believe this. I was thisclose to realizing one of my dreams, years ago. Then life swept me down a current and that dream got tucked into a folder, shoved in a box, moved across the country, and kept in a closet. Today I pulled out that folder, and I was in awe. Everything is neatly ... Read More about This requires wine.
Sometimes those Italian-English cognates can be tricky. Inspiration/ispirazione are so similar that I almost was blind to the absent "n" in the Italian version. Inspire. It's from Latin origin, inspirare, which means "breathe life into." I just love that. I have so many dreams swirling in my ... Read More about Ispirazione
I miei sentimenti--my feelings--are what propel me when I'm full of passion and determination, and what keep me stuck in the mud when I dwell on mountains too high and rivers too deep. In Italian a sensitive person is called sensibile. I rather like that. It sounds a lot like the English ... Read More about Sentimenti
Last year I was determined to make a trip to Italy, but with moving to Texas, starting a new job, and having minimal vacation time, I wasn't able to make it. It seems that since I wasn't able to go to Italy, Italy has come to me. San Antonio is the seventh (!) biggest city in the United States, ... Read More about Little Italy