Monthly Archives: June 2014

his own hero

This morning I dropped Five off for his last day of preschool. First, we accompanied his big brother to the morning sports camp he is attending this week, and today Five rode on the back of my bike rather than … Continue reading

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The boys come home today! They’ve been away for two weeks on Elba Island with their dad, having a marvelous time. They’ve sent me pictures of the things they’ve built, the artwork they’ve created, their fantastic feats in water, on … Continue reading

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Nearly half of Italy is mountainous and, being a peninsula, it boasts long and varied coastlines. Italians will ask you if you prefer the mountains or the sea, the way an American might ask if you prefer coffee over tea, … Continue reading

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an aunt’s love

My ex has a host of aging Italian aunts and there is one in particular who has, since her mother died three or four decades ago, lived alone in a little apartment at the end of the main street in … Continue reading

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