For those who requested, here is the eulogy from my grandfather’s funeral. Colonel John F. Nuding 1923 – 2017Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Salute to The Colonel
I recently had the honor of speaking at my grandmother Bunny’s funeral. After arriving in Texas, I sat down and let my memories of her fall onto the page. After the service, I had quite a few people ask me for a copy of my speech. Below is the tribute I shared with our family […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
We each have unique personalities that shape our life’s journey. I’ve always been vocal, outspoken and action-oriented. I dream big and jump quickly. Sometimes it gracefully works out the way I hoped; most times, however, the journey takes a few loop-the-loops and crazy spins before I reorient and remember life is a roller coaster and […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I had a session with a spiritual advisor once, and almost immediately she told me my life’s ruling value is FREEDOM. As she said it my mind started flipping through memories of decisions I’d made – many of them of the spontaneous variety – based on my need to feel free. Her statement that day […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
On a recent Skype call with my sister (blood and soul) she told me about a study on why women tend to live up to five years longer than men. In a nutshell, the findings supported the argument that women live longer due to the difference in the amount of meaningful social activity they have […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
I can hardly believe it. It’s the final countdown… Only two weeks until this chapter of my solo adventures abroad close and I begin the next chapter of my life’s journey. I am taking time to reflect on the things I love about my life here in Italy. There’s no reason I can’t bring a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Lists: I Heart Italy vs. I Heart USA
I noticed today it’s been a month since my last update so I forced myself to sit down and write to you. I’ve been doing a lot more living and a lot less writing this month; I know you’ll forgive me for that. So… where to start? How about my trip to Sicily where I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I’m enjoying a relaxing summer and escaping the Bolognese heat at the seaside as much as possible. I so enjoy my time with Kristi, her two boys and the interesting cast of characters I’ve met in Ravenna. So, in Italy, these are NOT creme filled donuts. That’s why I can eat one for breakfast every […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Two of My Summer Favorites
And a very, merry un-birthday to you! “Twinkle, twinkle little bat, how I wonder what your at…” I woke up from crazy dreams at 10:30a hot as f*ck. It felt like my back was on fire, but it was just 100 degrees outside and I don’t have an a/c. I sleep in a dryfit sports […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I spent a few days this week with my friend Kristi at her summer place outside of Ravenna on the Adriatic Sea in Punta Marina Terme. She takes her two sons there in early June and stays until the beginning of September. Her husband works in Bologna during the week and joins them for the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This Summer Is No Sweat!