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Calabrian Women’s Summit 2007

In honor of International Women’s Week….(I know, I know, it was only a day, but work with me here…) In honor of International Women’s Week I, along with my American-Calabrese...

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, at least here in Italy, or as we say in Italy – Feste delle Donne…And what a grand concept. A whole day dedicated to WOMEN…hmmm…...

Word of the Day – Monday, March 5

The Word of the Day today is a tri-lingual mutilization of a French word, which, when used in it’s correct sense, I still don’t fully understand. I do know the...

40 Before 40

I borrowed this idea from a fellow blogger while partying it up with the folks at the Ultimate Blog Party. 40 Before 40 It’s genius! What a great way to...

Party? I’m In…

While I might not always be the first one at the party, or the last to leave, I do like to make an entrance…so, without further delay… And, to be...

Il Cedro…Coming Soon to a Town Near You…

Well…not exactly coming to a town near you, but hopefully you will be coming to us. Today is March 2 – which means THIS month is our goal month for...

What’s in a Dream?

Experts say dreams are nothing more than a series of thoughts, images, or emotions we experience while sleeping. Some are good, and you wake up ready to take the world...

French Fries for Jesus

We are four days into quaresima and Catholics around the world have begun abstaining from meat on Fridays and are giving up certain “pleasures” they enjoy. In the past I...

What Do Zorro, a Ladybug, and a Piccolo Cowboy

all have in common? They have each recently been spotted in Catanzaro reeking havoc amongst the Catanzaresi people in preparation for the Carnavale. Today is Mardi Gras people, or as...

Word of the Day – Monday, February 19

  Dangeroso “Non mi piace a guidare in Italia – e’ dangeroso!”

Something Worth Celebrating

Today was a good day. A sweetheart of a day. An almost perfect day. For me, it is Valentine’s Day Due. And, although I have never been a huge fan...

Successfully Planted

I wanted to write this post to my fellow expats. To those of you who have made the move – and made a successful life for yourselves in a new...
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