Accidental Italian

The word storia, in Italian, means story. And also, history. Growing up, Italian was always part of my history, but never part of my story. Until, one day, a fire for learning the language unexpectedly sparked. Growing up in an Italian-American family, Italy was no big deal. The following was all quite normal: Sundays at…

Italian and Me: A History

Here’s what I want you to know about Italy and me: 1.  Growing up Italian-American, Italy was no big deal. 2.  The first time I visited Italy, I was interested but not impressed. 3.   Quite unintentionally, I took up learning Italian, which, to my great relief, distracted me to the point of healing from grief…