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My Mom, Bob Barker, and the Enduring Power of Dreams

(September 23rd will be the 32nd anniversary of my mom’s big debut on national television. After this story, which was originally called, “Da Holy Hour.” I have an accompanying YouTube video of my mom in action. 2,076 more words

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Six Simple Words That Can End Your Life

If you’re Italian or hang out with Italians, this warning could save your life. I’m doing this as a public service for anyone cocky enough to say the six most dreaded words to an Italian: “My sauce is better than yours.” A former listener brought this to my attention in my radio days.   1,119 more words

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Why My Obstetrician Meant So Much To Me

I just found out that the doctor who delivered my two children passed away this year and I’m unbelievably sad. I’ve been thinking  a lot about Dr. 976 more words

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Let's Make Memories This Christmas

The Yon Ti Jès Project, which literally means a little gesture, was at first a personal project, and it rapidly turned into this big project  191 more words


koh Tao part2

Time was nearly up and i knew I had to move onto the next island, I did not have to but after a week on this glorious island, I knew it was time to move on. 760 more words

How My Italian Mom Weeded Out Prospective Suitors

It’s no surprise that I was 32 when I married. Frankly, I’m amazed I was that young. I say that because my mom had a way of winnowing out the weaker prospects pretty quickly. 1,029 more words

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Aaaahh - The Italian Store - Home Sweet Home

When I walk into my favorite Italian store, I can’t wipe the smile off my face. It’s like coming home. There’s a smell Italian stores have; a combination of peppers and oregano with a little hint of salami and tomato sauce in there for good measure. 1,112 more words

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