Tag: Italian

The Bullied Newsboy

Giovanni spit a honker on Houston Street. Damn that Western Union boy. The only gold he ever saw, his precious tobacco, half spilled on the ground. Giovanni tried to look casual as he plucked himself up off the dusty street and replaced his cap….

Happy Birthday, Raphael. But What?

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio), was born on this day in 1483.┬áThis painting, La Fornarina, was of of his mistress, Margherita Luti. Raphael’s premature death was said to have been caused by excessive sex with Margherita the night before. Hmm…  

Oh, how I miss you, Italy

I miss the language (I’ve forgotten most of what I’ve studied) I miss the people who say what they mean and mean what they say. I miss the culture, the arts, the music on the streets. I miss the architecture and the oldness of…