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Language Lessons with a Two Year Old

Language Lessons with a Two Year Old

Every Wednesday afternoon for the past few months, I’ve ridden my bike from my house down to Piazza San Marco – famous in Florence for being a bus hub and where the mayor cut down all of the trees last year (because they were “dangerous”) and...

Just Breathe

“Just breathe,” he says as he gestures around the coffee shop in pure Italian fashion – as if to say “Look around at where we are, what is there to stress about?” I was interviewing a local expat for an article in International Living,...
Living in Tourism

Living in Tourism

Rami and I used to live righttt in the center of Florence. Our building was over 800 years old and if you looked left out of our windows, the street led straight to the Duomo. It was beautiful living in the center of one of the most famous cities in the world. When...

Deadlines, Perfectionism, and Michelangelo

When I was younger I would be so excited about projects in school. I’d immediately start envisioning how I would create my masterpiece. I’d see myself striding into the classroom weeks later holding my work – complete with moveable parts or stunning paintings,...