Sharp Monica

An honest voice in Italian paradise.

Month: September 2016

Monday Funday

I had the day off yesterday and spent it with Ellen about town. Before my adventure began, though, I ran into Francesca, the owner of

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Un compleanno …

Italy, 1995. Rome, specifically. September 24. It’s my twenty-second birthday. A Sunday. A perfect day full of sun, at the end of my week in

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Qualcosa nell’acqua

Something is most definitely in the water. Just a few amusing vignettes from the morning – On my own with Victor (5) and Eleanor (1)

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Rules and Systems

Italy loves it some administrative bureaucracy. A prominent feature of Italian life, at least for the expat, is the time and effort placed on enforcing

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