Moore n' more about People, Places and Things

Tweet   With all of the language learning talk that has been going on around here, I decided to test my skills and head to Lamezia Terme’s finest movie theater to check out Dan Brown‘s latest hit. While I’d love to say I loved Angels and Demons, I just can’t. It is not you, Mr. Hanks … it is me….

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Moore n' more about People, Places and Things

Tweet   Those of you from the major metropolis of Kountze might have heard this headline before …   “Moore n’ more about People, Places and Things”   by Buddy Moore   photo credit: theogeo   “Moore n’ more” was my dear ole Dad’s legendary headline column. He wrote it over a thousand times and mentioned tens of thousands of…

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The Blogless Blogger

Tweet   Overused cliches, “when it rains-it pours,” “between a rock and a hard place,” and “every cloud has a silver lining,” were born from seeds of truth that grew into expressions people pick and use as needed.   But I always thought, “if it rains-it pours … .” Who cares?   In the end, you still get wet!  …

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Meanwhile … on the Web

Tweet It has been said printer’s ink runs deep, but it is really more than that. I think printer’s ink is hereditary. It’s genetics. It is stamped into our DNA and no matter how hard we try to fight it … it begs to be free. At least that was the case with me. I’ve said before my father was…

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The Life and Legacy of Buddy Moore

Tweet   When I last left My Bella Vita I was rushing to the airport in what I hoped would be a superfluous trip to Texas where I’d eagerly meet my family at the hospital, encourage my mother and sister and aid in my father’s slow, but inevitable recovery.  I convinced myself somewhere over the Atlantic that my trip would be a…

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Ten Italian-Themed Links for Your Weekend Reading Pleasure

Tweet   photo credit: euthman   With the Italian-frenzy that is bouncing throughout the Internet these days, missing a blog post here or a news item there wouldn’t be hard to do.   So, to help you out, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite posts from the week and included them here for your leisurely weekend reading pleasure.  …

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Blog My Blog: Christmas Edition

Tweet   All of the Christmas talk around here has me decking halls, caroling carols and rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Well … the decorations.   What?   Doesn’t everybody?   And all of this good cheer is just too much to keep to myself. So today I’m gonna borrow a theme from Bleeding Espresso. I hope you all will…

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Who by Fire Author Interview and Book Giveaway

Tweet     Who by Fire. This book has been blazing the blogosphere lately, with giveaways, author interviews and guest posts popping up at many of my favorite sites. The book sounds fantastic – there is crime, there is love, there is family … but is there forgiveness? Well, I don’t know. I haven’t read the book yet, either.  …

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NaNoWriMo Update: We are almost There!

Tweet   With only two days to go, NaNoWriMo‘ers are working hard to finish their novels … skipping meals, forgetting their children, forgoing TWITTER?!? What kind of craziness is that?   I’m bouncing against the 45,000 word mark. Can I do it?   Can I dig deep into my writer’s soul and find 5,000 more words so I can conquer…

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The Art of Italian Coffee: Caffè Baci in Downtown Catanzaro

Tweet     Oh yes. This little shot of java will seep into your blood stream, tickle the tips of your typing fingers and flutter your heart with the greatest of ease. Coffee is an art.   No, seriously.   Coffee is an art. Check this out.   photo credit: antjeverena   And this.   photo credit: ~ggvic~   I…

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