A Camino Surprise

“When you think of the Camino, what’s the typical scene you see in your head?” Michael asked me. We had been talking about walking the Camino de Santiago together next summer and Michael, true to form, was beginning his research. Or so I thought. “Well, there are lots of different scenes. It depends on which…

Becoming an Italian Citizen — Part 2 — “The Locals”

The first time I took Michael to New York to meet my family was on the occasion of¬†Grandma Gallo’s 90th birthday party. “How many people will be at this party?” he asked. “I don’t know. Fifty?” “Fifty?”¬† “Well, her four kids, and their spouses. That’s eight. Then there’s sixteen of us grandkids. So now we’re…