About me: After years of living the life of a corporate executive, I am retiring with my beautiful wife, Jessica, and moving from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to southern Italy where we grow olives and live the dream. Writing is an avocation and a passion that occupies my time between harvests.
Our Second Olive Harvest I had never tasted olive oil that just minutes ago was part of the fruit until our second harvest. The experience is almost religious when one considers that, for millennia, olive trees, oil and the fruit itself have been the … Continue reading →... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:25:35
Cramping, er, CAMPING Across Europe I suppose that, if you asked Jessica or me to describe “camping,” we may well have said that it is an activity that requires one to stay in a hotel that has fewer than three stars so, when Francesco and … Continue reading →... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:40:11
Travel Tips or ?Things Not to Do If You Want to Keep Your Wife? Jessica and I have had the good fortune of being able to travel frequently and I have, over the course of time, discovered some strategies that make our trips less dramatic and less prone to fits of anger and threats … Continue reading →... Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:35:26
Sun, Sand and Sparkles The week following the festa to celebrate the “completion” of Villa Tutto’s renovation began the month of June and the weather turned warm, as though controlled by the calendar. Jessica and I decided to take advantage of the hot sun … Continue reading →... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:51:49