Books I Read – July 2019

The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides I did a couple of thriller books this month, starting with The Silent Patient. I’d give this book 4.5 stars out of 5. It was really engrossing at the beginning, then there was a segment in the middle where it kind of felt like it would be straightforward, before… Continue reading Books I Read – July 2019

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American vs. Italian Healthcare: Part 1

So one of the big reasons we wanted to move to Italy was the healthcare. Not just socialized medicine, but also the quality – WHO often rates Italian healthcare as one of the best in the world, and my research indicated that the doctors are more knowledgeable, access is easier, and there’s more viable treatment… Continue reading American vs. Italian Healthcare: Part 1

11 Best Country Story-Telling Songs

I was raised on country music, so while my tastes have broadened greatly beyond the genre, I still love it, and I see people talking a lot of bull when they clearly haven’t listened to country. One thing I love? There is no music genre that consistently tells a story better than country does. So… Continue reading 11 Best Country Story-Telling Songs

Patriotic Style For The 4th Of July

Do you have fun plans for the 4th of July this year? I was going to grill, but now it looks like I’ll be out of town all day, which is fine, since obviously they don’t celebrate in Italy. But I still love dressing up for the holiday (I adore the color palette), so here’s… Continue reading Patriotic Style For The 4th Of July