Instead of fear, most Sicilians love the volcano that might destroy them. Etna is constantly changing, changeable, beautiful, benevolent and violent. For most Sicilian women, she’s a role model of how to be completely female.
Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most amazing museums in the world. Even better, most of them are free. This is my first feature on specific works of art that I find interesting and want to share. I love art of all kinds, and if this […]
Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Easter! I hope it is filled with the wonder of rebirth and joy in all things. XO
Too many people don’t know who John Rehm was and that’s a great pity. Not that he ever sought the limelight — he was a humble, gracious man who preferred to stay in the shadows and support those who knew how to shine best. He was many things: a […]
Columbus Day hardly gets much notice lately. There are furniture store sales, some government offices and banks are closed, a parade in New York City that is no longer nationally televised, and he’s no longer held up like a hero to school children. I feel sorriest for kids […]
Am I too old-fashioned? While Kindles are wonderful, the idea of using a digital copy of the constitution, or the Bible, to swear anything, just doesn’t seem respectful in some ways. This is a major-moment, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. Would the ambassador have come to it in torn jeans and […]
You walk into the Burger King at the Clara Barton rest stop on the NJ Turnpike. Quick for ten points, who was Clara Barton? (See answer below) Amid the vast choices of spectacular food you choose an exotic burger (that’s sarcasm for those of you who’ve never been […]
Vincent Pirruccio has worked for most of his life as an artist. His sculptures are magnificent and important. Books have been written about him, though I’d never seen any of his pieces up close. I was lucky to be in Taormina where his exhibition, The Geometry of Space, […]