Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Day in Someone Else’s Shoes – The Art of Empathy

How often do you hear of people traveling to “discover” themselves, to put things into perspective, to come back after hours wandering alone with a new understanding of themselves and their relationship with the world? Of course this can be … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Finding Inspiration in Brivio

Inspiration can come from anything, can be found anywhere. And during such a rainy, busy, dreary time, why not find inspiration on the river banks of Brivio? A tiny town in the province of Lecco that seems to exist for … Continue reading

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Lessons in an Italian Cooking Class

“You can’t bake bread if it’s raining.” Three years ago when I had just gotten to Italy and Marco and I had just met, he told me this as if it was the eleventh commandment. For me it was something … Continue reading

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Oh I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin – Porgy & Bess

You know the weeks when you have so much to do that you don’t have time to breathe or sleep and the deadlines and pressure and laundry keep piling up so that you’re acutely aware of every thing you have … Continue reading

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My Year in Italy, in Numbers

After my first year living in Italy, I think a bit of reflection is always useful. You know like, how is my relationship with Italy after a year? How has it changed? Does she still love me?! But a lot has happened and digging … Continue reading

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A Year in Italy as an Expat – My Italianniversary

Last week I cried out of frustration – again. Maybe I was tired, or hungry, or already frustrated by a frustrated Marco. Maybe I’m just one to easily cry – but that’s not the point. The point is, even after … Continue reading

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