Category Archives: American Life

Musings on America – my 4th of July Tradition

As a kid who had parents who’d shlep my brother and I all across the country every summer break, I have been lucky to celebrate the 4th of July in some pretty spectacular settings. I think the most memorable being … Continue reading

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Learning to breathe again

When life seems to be…dare I say…easy for the first time in about 8 years, it’s hard to know how to react. The absence of anxiety, toxic stress or sadness that have been either consistent or reoccurring themes in my … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from Italy: Eating Local

One of the things I  admire most about Italians is how connected they are to their land. It’s a benefit of living in the same area for thousands of years. They’ve become intimately familiar with of the flora and fauna of … Continue reading

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Filing on behalf of my alien (an unfinished green card story)…

Since the day Fabio and I finally decided to go ahead and start the paperwork for his green card (we’d be tossing the idea around lightly since early 2012), life has been pretty damn stressful and emotional.  Actually, it kind … Continue reading

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