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  • Pasta Diavola

    “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi Though my travels in Italy are at this point limited to a mere two weeks, many years ago, I’m of the same mind. Give me Italy; you may have all the rest. Simon and I visited six years ago and some of […]

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  • Makayla Borg

    Help me wish Makayla a happy 7th birthday! Update 4/12: After trying both alternative cancer treatments, followed by rounds of steroids and chemo, Makayla’s tumor is not responding to treatment. With the tumor growing she has had several ups and downs. While this news is disheartening to say the least, Makayla is still pushing forward, […]

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  • Ode to Venice

    Several years ago I was fortunate enough to visit Italy with Simon. Our favorite city by far was Venice. When writing home one late evening, I found myself trying to accurately describe exactly how Venice makes you feel…something that goes far beyond the beauty of the city. It feels pleasantly haunted with the past and you […]