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The Show Goes On

Last weekend, Nancy and Steve hosted several of us at their home in Madrona for “A CivitaVeritas Evening” – an …

Ordinary Exceptions

Mark Broadhead so accurately encapsulates my own struggles since returning from Italy that I’d swear he was looking inside my …

Passatutto

During my first and only trip to Paris in 2005, I remember running through the deep underbelly of a Metro …

Fellows, Heroes, and Senses

Last night, I saw my first SIFF film of this year’s series, “Perfect Sense,” which stars Ewan McGregor as a …

Time and Chicken

A leisurely two-hour lunch with Jerry at The Pink Door today was the culmination of my three-day weekend, one filled …

Civita Stands / Civita è

While rules and directions tend to be vague in Italian culture, Americans prefer handbooks, product manuals, and time tables. We …

Possession / Possesso

When discussing age in Italian, I find it amusing that one “has” years. Per esempio, in Italiano, I would say, …

Chicken and Figs / Pollo e Fichi

Understanding idioms –and employing them correctly– is part of language learning that happens in layers over years; for non-native speakers, …