Tag Archives: Italian language

What Thunder Is His!

A friend pointed out that in a letter to Giuseppe Pelli, Elisabetta mentioned Casanova: È da osservare che la notorietà del personaggio era grande e che anche della sua attività di scrittore, oltre che di avventuriero, si parlava molto, negli … Continue reading

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Interviewed by Mona Lisa

Well, not exactly, but I got your attention! Mona Lisa never lived in Venice or was a gondolier, but she was a Beautiful Woman, so I guess the topic fits in my blog. I was actually interviewed by the AUTHOR … Continue reading

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Ghetto Etymology

Dr. John Peter Maher, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, recently shared with me his research into the origins, or etymology, of the term “ghetto.” Since I’ve been sharing information about Venice’s Ghetto here, I thought … Continue reading

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A New Original

When I first started sharing my writing with a larger audience, I thought the pinnacle of success was lots of money, a book on a best seller list, and maybe a seat at Oprah’s table. Instead, so many other kinds of … Continue reading

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Piazza San Marco non e’ Li!

I’ve been practicing my Italian lately, trying to bring back my latent skills and forgotten words. I’ve never been fully fluent, but I got by at a conversational level (and tried to do some business with the bookstores in Venice, … Continue reading

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