Puppies, Nature and Coffee

One of my great teachers, Richard Reeves, told me that an essential part of finding your voice in writing comes from knowing when and where you harness it best. Some people write early in the mornings once their brains are cleared from a night’s rest. Others at night with thoughts flooding their minds and  spilling…

Sound to the City

Last week began after my first Saturday and Sunday in Rome. I finally felt that I had my bearings, or somewhat knew my way around and was ready to take on the city in stride. However, my first day of classes was cancelled because my two teachers were sick and traveling the world, and the next day…

Roma is a Lasagna

So, I’m here. And let me begin by saying…THANK GOODNESS ROME IS NOT LOS ANGELES. I mean no offense to the golden coast, but this city is a million times better… and I get seasons (although I’m freezing)! The working title for this blog was was originally Escape from La La Land or Ha, Bye, but with the…

Cape Cod

Though it seems I wasn’t home for long (somewhere between two and three weeks) I was able to thoroughly rest and enjoy my family for the first vacation in years. With my typical work life and what people call my “insane” schedule, I found myself living the endless life of a workaholic: wake up around…