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
Last time I was in Europe was in 2007 when I was teaching English in a French elementary school. The other day it crossed my mind that my French "babies" (then ages 7-11) would now be all grown up and in high school! Has it really been that long since I've been to Europe? I really feel my age now ... Read More about Language Learning Through Song