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Seaside Photos in Italy

Italy is a peninsula and also has two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, plus countless smaller islands. It is not surprising then that there is no dearth of beautiful beach scenes and seaside photos. As you know I love the … Continue reading

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Walking in Italy – Streets, Staircases and Hills

Most of Italy is  mountainous or hilly at the very least, so plan on walking a lot when traveling to Bella Italia. On average, I walk a minimum of five miles a day and many times it’s closer to eight … Continue reading

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The Next Step in the Writing Process

Many of you know that I’ve been working on my first novel, and now I’ve reached the next step in the writing process. For the past few weeks, my manuscript has been in the capable hands of my editor, Susan … Continue reading

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The Faraglioni Rocks of Capri

Emerging out of the depths of the Tyrrhenian Sea are mammoth rock formations. I experience a magical moment when I first see the towering “sea stacks” located at the southern end of the island of Capri. They cause me to … Continue reading

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What Have I Learned From the Italian People

Every time I visit Italy I learn something new from the Italian people.  Certain aspects of  life in Italy  have made an indelible mark in my mind, changing my perspective on life in many ways. Maybe more than anything else, … Continue reading

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Life on the Amalfi Coast of 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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Happy New Year 2017 – Some Thoughts

As I look back on 2016, I feel blessed and thankful for so many reasons. First, and most important, I am thankful to have my health, as I realize that others battle with physical and mental health challenges daily. I … Continue reading

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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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