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Soul sister

Kim Schiffer was a soul sister from the moment I met her. Two southern women in the mountains out west, it was if we were from the “old country,” speaking a dialect only we could understand. We loved the same things as if cut from the same cloth and since …

Springtime in Sicily

I’m not sure why I decided to go to Sicily last Spring, exactly. But part of being a traveler and an adventurer is following inclinations and hunches even when there is no rational explanation. I hadn’t been there since the spring of 2007. At that time, I thought nothing could …

A Letter for the month of May

Maggio. The month in Italy when the rondine (swallows) sing and circle in the air,“announcing their place in the family of things.”  Irises cover the Italian countryside, which is dotted with delicate red poppies. The wisteria hang wistfully on their vines. It’s breathtaking. The greening of spring, May flowers after a few months of showers, …