Tales from the Road


It’s a week since we returned from our two weeks in southern Italy. I feel revitalized, refreshed.The trip was a little bittersweet—an anniversary celebration delayed from May 2012, when we postponed it due to mom’s failing health. I know in my heart my mom would be thrilled that we were going, finally. She was so …

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I got my official European Union/Portugal passport today! So it’s all official! I didn’t think I’d be quite so excited and proud, but I am. My aunt sent me a great email congratulating me, and within it a message with deep meaning: Congratulations on being Portuguese; and remember Prince Henry, Vasco da Gama, the Padeira …

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