• Feels like the first time: heading back to Italy after more than a year and a half

    2 monthes ago - By Do Bianchi

    Breakfast with the family this morning brought on an emotion not felt in more than 30 years: this erstwhile Medieval poetry and now wine scribbler is heading back to their spiritual homeland since being away for more than 18 months.
    And it feels like the first time .
    As the girls were getting ready for summer camp, an old and addled box of photographs found its way to my desk.
    That's a photo of me, above, in Ostia in 1987 during my first academic year in Italy on the University of California Education Abroad Program , the only curriculum at the time that allowed students to study...
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