Black Friday Madness Italian Style

It started in America but has bled to many countries across the world.  The Black Friday phenomenon.  What began as the big holiday sale day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving has grown into a monster that some obnoxious sellers begin earlier in the week and has extended to Cyber Monday - the Monday … Continue reading Black Friday Madness Italian Style

Samhain – Halloween – Debacle

The image is borrowed from: triplegoddesscoven.com Please check out their post, it gives decent info on Samhain history. October 31st is a big day for Pagans, it is New Years Eve for us.  According to the old calendar that follows the moon cycles and harvest seasons of the year, this day marks the turning over of … Continue reading Samhain – Halloween – Debacle

Five Days I Will Likely Never Forget

Even with my failing memory and Nonna status fully setting in, this trip to the states will be one that sinks in.  The following is the drama-free version of the trip. 4:00 am Wednesday we should have been in line at the airport waiting to check in and drop our bags at the counter but … Continue reading Five Days I Will Likely Never Forget

On Bullying in Schools

I have seen so many videos and stories over the years about kids being bullied and just out right harmful shenanigans going on at or around schools in America. Every time it comes up, including school shootings, there has been one response in my mind:  If I were a parent in this generation I would … Continue reading On Bullying in Schools

The Funny Thing About Drama

That moment when someone puts out a long dramatic post exclaiming they are trying to avoid drama but are actually starting it and/or inflaming it.  Yes, that. STFU - that avoids drama. Family stuff. Facebook is a blessing and a curse.  It keeps us in touch with so many while we are overseas but the … Continue reading The Funny Thing About Drama