Peter wrote this great piece about Calabria (one of the regions in Italy that has affected me deeply and been a profound font of creative inspiration). Please take a moment to read it along with some of his other posts which include great photos of Italy.

Who Da Thunk?

Its always sad when we lose a loved one…

Cancer is a rotten blight on mankind but it strangely brings out incredible responses in some people. Unfortunately someone we know, a family member actually, passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. Having only met him a few years ago at his very large calabrian wedding in central italy, it is sad to think of his young wife and son grieving.

This wedding was my first real entry into the madness that is a deep southern italian family. The openness and warmth i felt from every member of this massive family will never be forgotten. As the partner to a prodigal son of one part of this huge clan, I was invited to their wedding a few years ago (very few if any outside the immediate family knew we were gay). I had only met a few of…

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By bonniemcclellan

Mother, poet, american ex-pat from Texas living in Northern Italy.

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