Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table

The cookie table has strong ties to Italian communities and Catholic sacraments such as; Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage. Hundreds of Italian cookies on trays, each one with a unique favor, decorate the table. At Italian weddings, trays of cookies surround the wedding cake. As if the tiers and tiers of white frosted cake is not enough, theContinue reading “Photo Journal: An Italian dessert table”

This is a letter to my Son Joshua on his Confirmation Day.

Joshua, The sacrament of confirmation completes the sacrament of baptism. If baptism is the sacrament of re-birth to a new and supernatural life, confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The real confession of Christ consists when: Whole man submits himself to truth, He stands in judgment of his understanding and AppreciatesContinue reading “This is a letter to my Son Joshua on his Confirmation Day.”

OMG….A Pink Panther?

Ladies and gentleman: The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. It is the long and short of it! It was a typical day in the camp, all the very important people (VIP) were around the canteen waiting for their turn to for painting andContinue reading “OMG….A Pink Panther?”

Ciao Mama!

One of our family favorite cookies, that is a pillar for any celebration, wedding, birthday,  Christmas or Easter is the Biscotti (bee/SKHOT/tee). Now one might think this is a typical  recipe, but I must tell you this is not true in my family. There is only one biscotti recipe in my family and that is Mom’s.Continue reading “Ciao Mama!”

True to form-The long and short of it.

Once upon a decade I had this prodigious opportunity to master my profession. I was a senior at the university in OT school and was provided with the opportunity of a life time. My professor, Mary Pat, challenged me with an internship. She has always been my mentor and life-long friend. The internship was the possibilityContinue reading “True to form-The long and short of it.”

La dolce vita!

A memory appeared in my thoughts of a particular day Diane and I shared in Tuscany. While walking through streets of Florence Italy, we discovered the Trevi Fountain. Watching in wonder, we saw the couples around the fountain, children skipping on the piazza and men/men and women/women strolling arm in arm, as Italians do. TheContinue reading “La dolce vita!”

Does a “true” friend tell you there is pepper in your teeth?

I have been thinking about this blog for weeks and how I would give it the justice it deserves. Carefully thought, reflecting enough heart and soul and character so others can appreciate the inspiration of my experience. What are the ingredients that form a friendship? Is it a like experience or similar interests? Is it aContinue reading “Does a “true” friend tell you there is pepper in your teeth?”