Category Archives: Writing

A Writer’s Dream and the Writing Process

Writers each each have their own preferences for writing.  Some write early in the morning, some write at night, and most of the good ones write every day. I have to have silence when I write and I like to … Continue reading

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Writing Inspiration in Italy

I’ve  thought about coming to Italy to write for a few years now. My dream to spend two weeks alone in a beautiful relaxing place on the Amalfi Coast with the intent to write has come true. I have been … Continue reading

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Travel in Italy – Photos from Positano

I’ve been in Positano now for five days and I don’t think I could ever get tired of waking up to the views like these. I am here to write. I’m hoping to complete the first draft of my novel, … Continue reading

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Going to Italy to Write

I will be leaving for Italy in less than a month and my main purpose in going this time is to spend time in a beautiful peaceful setting to relax and to write. The Amalfi Coast, and specifically, Positano is … Continue reading

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Traveling to Positano

As I mentioned in a recent blog post I am returning to Italy this fall and of course am thrilled making travel plans and just thinking about it.  My destination is Positano, and for the first time, I will stay … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2016

I realize how very fortunate I am to still have my father. He celebrated his 91st birthday recently and lives an active life. The US life expectancy for American males today is 76.3 years, so I guess our Italian family … Continue reading

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Life in Italy

Daily life on the Amalfi Coast can be challenging, but this robust Italian smiles as he easily climbs more than three hundred steps to and from work every day. Seventy-three years young, Crescenzo is the caretaker of an abandoned castle … Continue reading

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Learning the Italian Language

Ten years ago I couldn’t understand Italian and I couldn’t speak Italian. I hesitated to travel to Italy because I was intimidated by the language barrier. I am so glad that has changed, because since then, I have fallen in … Continue reading

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Italian Bank Experience

As much as I love Italy, some aspects of the Italian lifestyle are far from efficient. The Italian bank experience is one of these molto difficile situations. For the most part I have used Bancomats (ATM’s) to withdraw money in … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a special day for me, not only because I am a mother and a grandmother, but because I am blessed to still have my mother, who just celebrated her 90th birthday. She is a very special woman … Continue reading

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