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.
Sights of Puglia, Part 1 ? Polignano a Mare As the number of tasks that Villa Tutto issued us became fewer in number, Jessica suggested that we begin taking day trips around the area so that eventual visitors could be relieved of the tourist attractions that were not worth … Continue reading →... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:19:27
A Very Buon Compleanno ? Act III, Scene 2: The BBQ Festa The final event of the birthday celebration was the christening of the BBQ pit that Jessica had commissioned Michele to build for me. It was a magnificent work of outdoor-cooking art and Michele was justifiably proud it. The chianche stone, … Continue reading →... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:31:30
A Very Buon Compleanno ? Act III, Scene 1: Puglia The morning after the birthday celebration thrown by the Angelinis in my honor came more quickly than I had hoped it would have. Much wine, albeit, incredible wine, had been consumed the night before and we had a long drive … Continue reading →... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:20:41
A Very Buon Compleanno ? Act II, Scene 2: Umbria It was a tourist day in Spello, a warm, Sunday afternoon in September and Jessica and I sat in front of Enoteca Properzio drinking wine (of course) and watching the multi-national throng walk up and down the main via of … Continue reading →... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:17:51
A Very Buon Compleanno ? Act II, Scene 1: Umbria The flight to Rome landed about fifteen minutes early — about 8:30 am Rome time — and we executed the now-familiar routine. Clear immigration, grab our four pullman rolling trunks from the carousel and throw them onto the two rented … Continue reading →... Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:04:25