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Strangers in Sicily Chapter 9

Chapter 10 –  Home Sweet Sicily *CAROL* I was so excited to get home to Sicily.  Our last day in Rome I was up early, showering and putting on my new lacy red underwear. I needed it for New Year’s … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapters 7 and 8

Chapter 7 – The Dead Rise Again *CAROL* It’s always been hard to find work in Sicily. So many Sicilians have emigrated that we heard accents from Australia, England, South America, and anywhere else from which some families had returned … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Book Chapter 6

Chapter 6 – A Dark Season Descends *ROB* It had only been only a month, but it felt like Nikki had been with us forever.  I couldn’t believe she was standing there with that giant green backpack towering over her, … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapter 5

Chapter 5 –  Changing Winds *ROB*     Carol’s last evening in Menfi, she went back to town to say her farewells to distant relatives. Nikki and I hiked and hitched to yet another local stretch of beach. The sky held … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily book Chapter 4

Chapter 4 – Will the Real Sicily Please Stand Up? *ROB* Finally, to accommodate both our interests, Carol planned a trip to the province of Agrigento, her family’s old home, which also boasted Greek temples and quiet beaches.  Before we … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Book Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – When Life Throws Tomatoes, Make Sauce *Carol* My family, like many Sicilian Americans, had lived in Brooklyn. When I told one woman in Sicily that I had Sicilian ancestors in Brooklyn, Papa Pete and Papa Nick, the … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapters 1 and 2

I wrote this book a few years ago with the other main protagonist, Rob. It is our story of living in Sicily for almost a year. I thought I would publish it here since, like my book of Mexico, there … Continue reading

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Only Murderers in The Building – an Intentional Community review

This show is a hit. It has such comedy star power – Steve Martin, Martin Short, Nathan Lane and introduces my generation to Selena Gomez.  I knew I would want to see it from an intentional community perspective. They all … Continue reading

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Why did I move into and want cohousing in the first place?

Flower asked me why I moved into cohousing in the first place.  I looked at my first posts and realized I never did write that. So, I looked at my notes and found this draft. I will post it now: … Continue reading

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transparency = trust

I am not always a fan of his thoughts, but Laird’s Blog on Community and Consensus is one of the few places you can find the truth on community living because he blogs about his time working with all sorts … Continue reading

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