The Turkish Steps are white rocky cliffs on the coast of Realmonte, Sicily. This gorgeous natural site, blindingly white when the sun is shining, accentuates the colors of the sea. My photos do not do it justice. Normally a favorite tourist spot, and a… Continue Reading “Scala dei Turchi”
It’s often said that we travel to see new places and meet new people. To expand our lives and our point of view. I think even more importantly, we travel to learn something about ourselves.
How I found my own version of Walden Pond while in Italy during the Covid19 pandemic and nation-wide lockdown.
I am not a fan of driving in Italy. That could change. Or not. Most of my life is magical thinking so, sure, it could happen. I might end up loving the way Italians drive. (But probably not.) “Live is either a daring adventure… Continue Reading “A Daring Adventure”
Home, in the most fundamental sense, is where are essential needs are met. During the Covid19 pandemic, many Americans are struggling to keep a roof over their head. Others are wrestling with what it means to feel safe. Where does the need for home fit within a struggling economy?
“My story starts where every man’s story starts: with mom.” Mom is our very first home. Every one of us began our lives in our mother’s womb. Here we were nurtured, fed, protected, and grew until we were old enough, developed enough, to leave… Continue Reading “Mom is a Metaphor for Home”
I’m starting to see more articles and essays on home. Which is not surprising since most of us are at home more than ever these days. But in particular, there is a theme about how home is changing now that we are sheltered in… Continue Reading “Home is Not Changing, We Are”
During quarantine, there’s a prevailing thought that we are “stuck” at home. Even Ellen DeGeneres, currently living in yet another of her fabulous homes, surrounded by gardens and mountains, compared being at home to “being in jail.” Not a fair comparison by any means… Continue Reading “Sheltered in Place: Play”
“These are our great elderly who are dying. That they should go like this, it’s deeply unjust.”  According to statista.com, as of last night there are now almost 60,000 reported cases of Covid-19 in Italy. 74% of those infected are over the age… Continue Reading “Coronavirus in Italy, Part 2: Death, Age, and Identity”
The State Department is advising all United States citizens abroad: return home now or stay where you are and wait out this pandemic. If you stay, “you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite period of time.” So,… Continue Reading “The Ultimatum: Stay or Leave?”
13 March 2020 Adulting is hard. No doubt about it, There are absolutely days when being an adult can feel overwhelming. And yes, there are times when I wish I had someone – a partner – to help me make decisions. This is not… Continue Reading “On Being Alone”
The truth is, today I am a bit raw. Fatigued. Slept 10 hours. I know I will need several days to recalibrate and adjust. I am grateful – always grateful – and, yes, this is not what I expected for this trip. Today the… Continue Reading “The World Needs Your Courage”