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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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“UNITY” – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Although the balloons are different colors, they are all still balloons. When they unite, good things happen. I’m hopeful that in 2021 we can all unite and make good things happen. HAPPY NEW YEAR! “L’UNITÀ”  – FELICE ANNO NUOVO! Sebbene … Continue reading

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“A BRILLIANT READ”

“I loved every page of this well written story, and didn’t want it to end.Carla takes her late friend’s ashes to Venice where she is taking part in an art exhibition. She inadvertently becomes embroiled in a cat and mouse … Continue reading

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SAX SEX

Today is International Saxophone Day. Yes, that’s really a “Day!” It seems International Saxophone Day is celebrated on November 6th of each year in remembrance of Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. Adolphe Sax was born on November … Continue reading

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“BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

“Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times, and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book left … Continue reading

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WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY Hunger won’t wait for the pandemic to end. There is no justification for children to go hungry in this country. But it’s happening every day, in every community. The USDA states that more than 11 million children … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI –

  Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. We don’t have to be Christians or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I … Continue reading

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“5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams was published five years ago this week. My goal was to entertain and inform. Sales, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and lovely reviews have exceeded any expectations I might have had. An unforeseen benefit has … Continue reading

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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER FIRST (Encore)

On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. I am always … Continue reading

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“I COULDN’T PUT THE BOOK DOWN!”

  “I have always been infatuated with WWII History and the Holocaust. I was so impressed with the details and the character’s determination for survival and dreams of the future. Pamela Allegretto did an amazing job capturing the history, the fear, tension, and intimidation of the times. … Continue reading

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MATERA

None of us the US are allowed inside the EU right now, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of better days to come. For those adventurous artists who have squeezed the last drop from your yellow ochre and burnt … Continue reading

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FESTA DEL REDENTORE – Venezia

  The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July. Between 1575 and … Continue reading

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“TIME MACHINE OF A BOOK”

“Ms. Allegretto is first and foremost a graphic artist and illustrator, but this literary foray of hers makes one wonder, if she hadn’t taken up the brush, what she might have accomplished with the pen. In Bridge of Sighs and … Continue reading

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PRIDE BOUQUET   

PRIDE BOUQUET celebrates all my friends and family in the LBGTQ community. I wanted my flowers to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited. Cheers to you all for being who you are. I love every one of … Continue reading

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“REFLECTION”

I decided to re-post my painting “REFLECTION.” I hope you all take a minute to read the blurb explaining the story behind the painting. Cheers! “I have always liked the concept of trying to put myself in someone else’s shoes, … Continue reading

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