Day 21- Tuscania, Taking Time to Smell the Sunflowers

Today we did our usual day of rest following the insanely packed day at the Vatican.  We walked through Tuscania, still with map in hand, to find some new stores and routes that we hadn’t yet explored.  We then hit Lake Bolsena again for some serious downtime and relaxation.   The nice thing about being here […]

No, Mayor Bloomberg You Cannot Count on My Vote

Yesterday I received a call from a little old lady who called herself Charlotte. She told me that she was working for Mayor Bloomberg and then rattled off a list of his achievements as Mayor. She prattled on so quickly that I could barely keep track of the bullet pointed campaign platitudes that gushed forth […]

How to Raise Real New Yorkers

On a recent Sunday afternoon as we were weaving our way through the crowds on our way to see a matinee of Mary Poppins one of my five year old daughters casually asked, “what are XXX live nude girls?”  The tourists huddled on the corner around us laughed.  Yes, some pre-Disney vestiges of old Times […]