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!
Some days you just don’t want to get out of bed. Your bull shit tolerance is running on empty and the creative tank is just out of juice. The blues can last a day, or a week, or longer if you let them. There was a time in my life when I saw a therapist […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
On Wednesday morning, I walked out the door hellbent on getting my overdue bills paid. Overdue to me, anyway, I was six days late. The Italians have a 30-day grace period, though. That amuses me. In the States, your lights would be shut off in 30 days! Upon exiting to the street I immediately remembered […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
For someone who does most of their travels solo, I knew this trip was going to be very different for me. I quickly learned that it’s nice traveling with someone. You don’t have to take your luggage and coffee into the airport bathroom with you. Paris: Our flight was delayed 7 hours and we ended up […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I’ve Been Trippin’ – Part Deux
I know it’s been a while since I checked in with you. The good news is, all is well and I’ve spent the past two months traveling and enjoying some amazing experiences with my new favorite travel companion. The bad news is we’ve got a lot to catch up on. So, I decided to shove […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I’ve been trippin!