Monthly Archives: April 2011

Don’t Touch That Button! The Italian Bus Stop Controversy

We’ve all taken a bus at least once in our lives. If it’s been a while, think back. Remember how it works? You’re on the bus, enjoying the view, reading the paper, or judging a punky-looking kid who won’t offer his seat … Continue reading

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A Partisan Among Us: Reflections on the Festa della Liberazione

A bus stop, a small park, and a restaurant that doubles as a meager general store. The civic space of Grezzano is made up of this, and not much else. We’re a small town, apparently with small-town needs: a place … Continue reading

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Pasqua, Pasquetta…

Happy Easter to loved ones near and far. Today is Easter Sunday, 2011, my tenth Easter holiday in Italy and the tenth to be celebrated in wonderfully down-home Italian style at my in-laws. I’m looking forward to a relaxed, chore-free, … Continue reading

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