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Buona festa della madre

    Happy Mother’s Day~ My very first trip to Italy was in 2001. Richard and I took our mothers with us for a 10-day trip in Tuscany—Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montalcino, Rome, and many other little towns along the way. It was the trip of a lifetime; so much so in fact, that I talk about it in the “Prologue” …

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Lunch in Venice~

See and download the full gallery on posterous I Love You—now hush~ Yesterday Richard sent a book title to me that perfectly captured a lunch experience with a French couple that we had in Venice. But before that, let me tell you about one of our first lunch experiences in Venice—a very popular inn and restaurant that was ours alone …

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Venice, from both sides~

See and download the full gallery on posterous “Venezia, Venezia…Chi non ti vede non ti prezia”~ What can I say about Venice that hasn’t already been said over the centuries by people more brilliant than I? Nothing. The above quote is from Shakespeare’s play Love’s Labour’s Lost and translated in the play it means, “Who understandeth thee not, loves thee …

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The long and winding road~

The book’s the thing… It is cold and rainy here today and I just received my very first rejection from a literary agent—how cliché is that? I am not too concerned about it because it was in response to a “cold call” e-mail query. It was to an agent listed in one of the many “Agents, Publisher, Editors” books I …

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All roads lead to Rome~

Looking for a great place to stay in Rome? via Every year I have the great good fortune to travel to Italy, which means a stay in Rome is inevitable. Rome, like any major metropolatin city, is bustling with activity 24/7; however, there is something unique about the Eternal City–as the name implies. New York City and London are …

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