Becoming a blogger was part of my retirement strategy. I knew that if I retired to the Sannio Mountains of Southern Italy without a project I would go fahkackata crazy. Nonna's Mulberry Tree was born to keep me sane and to share the trials and tribulations of daily life in the little village of Pontelandolfo (BN). As I walk the cobblestone streets in my comfortable shoes, I feel my grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone else who came before me. I also feel the angst that only a type A personality can feel in the slow moving culture of Southern Italy. Follow my blog and you will hear it all - the joy, the rants, tourist hints, the recipes that make me eat more than I should and what it feels like to find your roots.
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PS: Because blogging didn't offer enough activity to keep my wack a doo brain busy, I've created a program that brings foodie tourists to our bit of culinary heaven -Cooking in the Kitchens of Pontelandolfo. You too can spend a week living like a Southern Italian!
Jack and I love our village life!
March 30 - Pawling Library in Pawling, NY
April 1 - Nyack Library in Nyack, NY
Thank you to all those of you who joined me on my reading journey. I enjoyed presenting at Independent Bookstores and for Italian American clubs. So far we have travelled to Newtown, PA, Frenchtown, NJ, Waterbury , Ct, Kenilworth, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Trenton, NJ, Lakewood NJ.
If you are interested in a presentation - a lot more than a reading - of my humorous travel memoir, contact me.
I'm also available to do readings from my plays.