USA Election Fever – My thoughts
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USA Election Fever – My thoughts

2012…. year of another presidential election in America. We headed to an festa last night at SMS Rifredi in Florence. Live coverage of the election  was broadcast along with Mama’s Bakery & American Salad Co. items for sale with fun names like “barachide peanut butter” and “sloppy joe bidens” – delicious. You better believe I … Continue reading

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June 14th, register to vote at the US Consulate in Florence

Elections are coming up this year so just because you are an expat and living in another country doesn’t mean you can’t vote if you’re a US citizen. It kinda dilutes your ability to rightfully argue about the state of “affairs” in the country if you don’t actually cast a vote since well,  it’s kinda … Continue reading

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Permesso di Soggiorno in Italy, my experience

After a somewhat successful trip to the questura yesterday for the 65784893 time since I arrived in Italy, I don’t know how its humanly possible that I haven’t yet written about every expats place of terror…the immigration office and the process of legally staying and working in Italy. Despite all of the books and movie’s … Continue reading

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You need a license to drive a car but not to own a gun..

So I have neglected (once again ) my writing but its been a pretty busy last two weeks with getting back to the swing of things in Florence. Back to work as normal which means random improvised appointments, long stretches during the day of free time (hello coffee) and a feeling of excitement as I … Continue reading

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Arizona in the headlines for all the wrong reasons..

So its been a week since it became 2011 and what a week!… in Italy I heard about a new Rome Tourist tax *sigh , more Berlusconi ridiculousness , new museum updates ..YAY! I’m in a slightly effervescent mode when I come back from a long vacation home, always a little confusing.. like should I really be there … Continue reading