Category: On the Topic of Home

When You Lose Your Father

Nothing else compares to losing your father because the role of Father is very unique.

1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy

In my last post about 1-euro homes, I mentioned how Lorraine Bracco purchased a home for 1-euro and, after starting with a renovation budget of $145,000, the project ended up costing her more like $250,000. That’s a huge difference from budget to reality. Even… Continue Reading “1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy”

Rethinking Mother’s Day

You think Mother’s Day is just a celebration of women who birthed babies or raised kids? Think again. The origins of this special day may surprise you.

For the Love of Trees

May Day, Arbor Day, and Every Day – “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree”

Love Your Mother

This year and moving forward, what are you doing to show our Mother that you love her?

Spring Cleaning & A Happy Home

Push past the winter blahs with these ideas for enjoying the little things and creating a home that makes you happy.

1-Euro Homes, Building a Dream

Initially, I loved the idea of buying a 1-euro home in Italy and renovating it. Then I did more research and the charm wore off. Perhaps there is a better option for fulfilling my dream.

Rosa Parks. Almost Home

Naples is the last place I would expect to see something related to the struggle for Civil Rights in America. But there I was in the San Ferdinando district, admiring The Royal Palace from the 17th Century when inside the Courtyard of Honour was… Continue Reading “Rosa Parks. Almost Home”

Ukrainians and Home

What can you do to support Ukrainian refugees?

Mothers and Daughters

I appreciate my mom more since she’s been gone than when she was alive. And I miss her every day.

Inshallah… Italy. Take 2.

Inshallah, if God wills, I am writing to you from Italy: the land I fell in love with at the beginning of Covid-19. This time, I bring a piece of home with me.

When Home is a Vocation

Just because you’re got at a job doesn’t mean you’re meant to do that job forever. Living a purposeful life where your work is a calling requires taking chances and starting over.

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