Thank You For Your Service Veterans

I was near the start of the parade in New York and stood to watch for a bit. I hate war but boy I am proud of our veterans. It was very touching to see people, mostly men, of all strips, colors, ages and in all kinds of shape together. I salut our veterans and... Continue Reading →

Earth Day & Monday Musings:Wine in Cans

On Earth day last year, together with 15,000 other people, we went to the Bronx Botanical Gardens. It was a perfect day weather wise and fun was had by all. They put out a great huge balloon of the Earth, let people picnic on the grounds which is usually forbidden and generally pulled out the... Continue Reading →

Buona Pasqua, Happy Easter

Today was Easter, a holiday I love actually. In the past on this day I have gone to hear gospel music in churches throughout Manhattan or a particular Pastor speak and often I have been visiting with friends in Italy sharing a particularly spectacular meal. Today I was in Pennsylvania with different generations of my... Continue Reading →

Buona Befana A Tutti!

Gearing up for the end of the winter holidays, everyone makes numerous resolutions, including me. One of mine is to write more copy on this blog. I have written everyday since December 1 but my numbers readers have dropped way off. I will resolve to be more interesting and a better correspondent with others on... Continue Reading →

Saluting Our Veterans

I salute our veterans and their families and thank them for their service. I can only begin to imagine what they go through. All of my Mother’s cousins served in World War II.  One of the most moving places I have ever visited was the cemetery in Normandy, France, where almost 10,000 Americans were buried... Continue Reading →

Spending Time In Rome During Easter

I have had the pleasure of spending Easter in Rome a number of times. The city is very crowded with tourists and often school children. “La Settimana Santa” or the Holy Week is considered a perfect time to visit the Eternal City. Many hope to see the Pope who is in residence and gives Mass... Continue Reading →

Bianco di Pitigliano for Passover

I discovered the wines from Pitigliano in the Maremma in the early 1990s when I was lucky enough to visit the town during a weekend trip. I was on the trail of the Etruscans, an ancient people that populated these towns a few thousand years earlier. My Mom studied the Etruscans in graduate school when... Continue Reading →

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