Part 3: Car Accidents & Road Kill

Impact & A Conversation With a Deer Admittedly, I was going a little over the speed limit, in a hurry to get home and go to bed I suppose. It was dark and drizzly and there were just a smattering of cars on the highway. As I approached the outskirts of Healdsburg, just as the…

Chiuse Domeniche (Closed Sundays)

Italy’s Sabbath Sundays: thoughts and stories about grocery shopping, relationships, long meals and bottled water: Today is Sunday and almost every shop is closed for the whole day. Most markets open throughout the week are also closed. The few places that are open are more often than not, owned and operated by foreigners. I found this…

Providential Phone Calls

In the Summer of 2002 I was interested in participating in the up-coming Spring semester abroad program to Florence, Italy being offered through the local Junior College. My plan for the fall was to work full-time to save up enough money to go. I had recently moved in with family friends and began applying to a…

Amy & Me

Amy

My first encounter with Italy was on a semester abroad program in the Spring of 2003. While many of the students signed up with friends, the only people I knew were a few of my fellow classmates from my Italian class the semester before. In the frenzy of getting ready to live overseas for four…