Blog archives for August, 2010

Archive for August, 2010


Sunday, August 15th, 2010

OK, if you’ve ever heard of a Tuscan talked called Lucignano, raise your hand.  I thought so.  It is as unknown to you as it was to me when I stumbled across this little jewel of a town; one of countless such beautiful little towns in Italy. A few years ago the Lovely D and […]

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Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Carmen is an amoral shameless hussy but man, can she sing. She gets into a knife fight, seduces the straight arrow captain, blows him off for the bullfighter, turns smuggler and …. but I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending.  As usual I kind of got ahead of myself  here so I’ll go back to […]

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Pesto Party

Monday, August 9th, 2010

I so wish that it could be called Festo Pesto but that would not be correct Italian (Festa Pesto is accurate). I did use that once for the party invitation because I thought that it was cool and few, if indeed any, of the participants knew any Italian at all. I call them participants because […]

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Gruppo Italiano

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

This post could be subtitled “Why I Started Studying Italian Again”. It was a fortuitous sequence of events that led me to take up Italian again. My wife (the lovely D) has a client who had started studying Italian because of her love of Italy. I believe the connection from that point was a familial […]

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