I want to go to Italy, but so far have not managed to pull this off (I'll be a walking cliche and say it's on my bucket list). Instead, I surround myself with some Italian inspired things. Souvenirs so far: The Amore Dish, affectionately referred to by the gifter as "The Poison Plate" because once purchased and brought … Continue reading Souvenirs


Pen pals

I have a new pen pal! It happened like this: I got an email from a reader of one of my myriad online writings. She took a leap of faith and asked if I wanted to correspond, either via email, traditional mail, or both. She shared information about her life, her family, her country. She is … Continue reading Pen pals