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  • Francesco and I were in Cassino, Italy, for two weeks for our niece’s communion. For those of you that didn’t grow up Catholic (like I didn’t), it’s a Catholic rite of passage and-let me google it. Wikipedia says, “In the…

  • You might have noticed that over the past couple of weeks my site has been “under construction,” while I gave her a little facelift. And ta-da! Here she is! Mostly, I should say, because she’s not totally finished but at…

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    Dirty Knees

    June 18, 2017

    Dirty knees. Francesco and I were driving from Cassino to Atina when I looked over and saw a kitten, maybe three weeks old, sitting bewildered in the middle of a parking lot driveway. I screamed “stop!” And jumped out of…

  • People are people.   Let’s try that again. In every country in the world you’ll find assholes and, if you dig deep enough, you’ll find incredible people who inspire you and who you’ll bond with and get all excited when…

  • So, you’ve booked your trip to Italy and you’re super excited, right? But, then you remember you have to wear clothes and bring things and then you get stressed out and your brain implodes. I get it. Packing is my…

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    WOOT! Sound The Bells

    January 30, 2017

    So, after a turbulent three-month battle with depression and anxiety, the clouds have parted, and I’m feeling GREAT. The meditation, vitamins, therapy, and very low dose of Gabapentin have been feeling more or less back to myself. Which is annoying…

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    Italy Gave Me PTSD

    December 19, 2016

    Italy gave me PTSD, guys. Just kidding. It just might have made some serious anxiety I already had worse. As you know, I’ve been struggling with what can best be described as a total mental breakdown that came out of…

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