Lessons Learned along Route 66

As with any great life lesson, most are learned at your mother’s knee.  Great revelations, moments of joy and discovery happen with the woman who breathed life into your soul.  She was literally the lifeline which connected all your dots.  It’s not different when seeking new discoveries along the Mother Road that you learn life […]

The Italy of My Dreams

The Italy I knew, in the south, where did it go? I remember it taking my breath away as I drove the coastal rode to Sorrento for the first time; as I entered the doomed city of Pompeii; as I sailed into the iridescent Blue Grotto of Capri. Where did the romance of that journey […]

An Open Letter to Dad on Father’s Day

Hi Dad, It’s been awhile…ten years too long. I reached for the phone today. I can still hear your mischievous giggle and every word echoes in my head: 1. As my kitchen cabinet fell this week “You can’t do the right job without the right tool” 2. As I measured the new backsplash in its […]