Tag: Italy

Life in a Quiet, Mountainous Village in the North of Italy

Life in a Quiet, Mountainous Village in the North of Italy
Last week, in the center of Italy, an earthquake devastated the village of Amatrice. Known for its famous pasta dish, spaghetti all’ amatriciana, Amatrice is still experiencing strong aftershocks. Reports say half the town is gone and the death toll is nearing 300, leading residents to call Amatrice a city without a future.  Yet the... Read more »

Albania: Beauty and Struggle on the Adriatic

Albania: Beauty and Struggle on the Adriatic
When I told a friend I was getting ready to publish a post on Albania, she smiled and started singing a song about Albania that I had never heard. “From ‘Cheers’. Don’t you remember?” she said. I didn’t, so we looked up Coach’s Albania Song from “Cheers” on YouTube, laughed, and sang along with Coach and Sam.... Read more »

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World

The Best Valentine's Day Gift in the World
Yesterday, I published a post about Maggie and Mike, two local Peace Corp workers who fell in love half a world away. It’s a remarkable story about their love and commitment to each other and to making the world a better place. Today, I want to share a different love story for Valentine’s Day. Mine.... Read more »
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