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- Undergraduate degree, Colby College; MA in teaching, Columbia Teacher's College; former high school English teacher in three states; former owner of interior design co. with advanced degree from R.I. School of Design. Published first book in 2009 titled, MINOR LEAGUE MOM: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS. Her humorous manuscript titled ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS was published in June, 2014. In 2015 A SURVIVAL GUIDE won a gold medal in the self-help category at the Florida Authors & Publishers Association conference. See website By CLICKING HERE.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sidewalks buckle under ancient portals and gutters are lined with plastic. Back roads bloom with last night's dinners. We hopscotch across dog poop on broken cobblestones. In Naples during the Mafia-controlled garbage strike, the only good thing one could say was, "Isn't that two-story formation of stinking debris interesting?"
It's not that they don't care. They do. They just don't stress over what they can't control. Which is why it is so refreshing to vacation there (living there will be the subject of another blog). If a sudden rainstorm forces too many tourists into a restaurant at lunch hour, the owner simply shrugs his shoulders. "It's raining. Wait for a table if you want."
"Ambrosio" - means "nectar of the gods" or in his translation, "eternal youth."
"Fausto" - means "giving joy." Be careful, he warned us, not to use "enfausto," meaning "no
"Toni" - his father and grandfather were both "Antonio," so it would have been too
confusing for his mother to have another "Anonio." He ended up with "Toni."
"Ciro" - the popular piano player on Ischia proudly explained that his name is "Cyrus,"
but "Ciro" will be remembered!